About this object

Blue steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly worn out in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • 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
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 10 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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