About this object

Forgery of a scarab shaped seal, flat and inscribed on both sides. One side is inscribed with a raised cobra wearing a crown, and sun-disc. the other side is inscribed with a cartouche containing a fake hieroglyphic inscription. Pierced through the width for suspension. Chipped around the base and sides.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    19th Century AD
  • Materials
    Agate
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 10 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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