About this object

Forgery of a scarab, (carnelian?), with details of the wings and head with round eyes carved on the back and fake hieroglyphic inscription in three registers on the base. There are remains of gold leaf all around the edge, and two symetrical perforation holes on each side for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    19th Century AD
  • Materials
    Stone
  • 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
    39 mm x 28 mm x 7.5 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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