About this object

Fragment of a green glazed faience scarab, decorated on one side with details of the wings and legs, and plain, flat surface on the other side. It may have been pierced through the length for suspension but it is not quite clear. Front part of the scarab with head and wings is missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Samuel Woodward
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1838
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 17 mm x 12 mm
  • Note
    Number on the object appears to be "1838" (old Norwich number and date collected by Samuel Woodward?)
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Samuel Woodward (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Samuel Woodward

    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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