About this object

Black steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a representation of a scorpion, or a bird, possibly a heron or a phoenix, with a sun-disc. Pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson, 1976
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 8.5 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
    From Abydos. Tomb unrecorded.
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner); John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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