About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with fine details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs including a cartouche. It is pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC after (Dynasty 18 after)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 11 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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