About this object

Steatite scarab with details of the head and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a representation of a Ramesside king standing in adoration before the god Seth who is holding a sceptre (possibly a was-sceptre). Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze now worn away. Badly chipped on the back and a little on the base.

Record card says "Ex. Lord Amherst Collection. Given: Miss F. Lawrence I.O.M." and dates the object to ca. 1500 BC.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19 BC - 20 BC)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss F. Lawrence, 1944
  • Collector
    F Miss Lawrence
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    19 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    F Miss Lawrence (Collector, previous owner); Lord Amherst (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • F Miss Lawrence

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Lord Amherst

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