About this object

White washed steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a standing figure of the god Thoth holding a uraeus. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze now worn away.

Record card says "Ex Myers coll. Gives Miss F. Lawrence I.O.M.", originally dated to ca. 1500 BC but date is crossed off in pencil and corrected "ca. 1300, IXI Dyn).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss F. Lawrence
  • Collector
    William Joseph Myers
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1899 before
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 9.5 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    F Miss Lawrence ( Collector, previous owner); William Joseph Myers ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Joseph Myers

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • F Miss Lawrence

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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