About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with animal design, including two quadrupeds and an ostrich. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze now worn away. Chipped around the sides and on the back.

Record card says "Ex. MacGregor Collection. Given Miss F. Lawrence".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • 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
    16.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    F Miss Lawrence (Collector, previous owner); William MacGregor (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
  • William MacGregor

    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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