About this object

Steatite scarab shaped seal with a design on the back with a scarab beetle between two rearing uraei. Traces of a dark green glaze in some places. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Hyksos; New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867
  • Measurements
    16.5 mm x 12 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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