About this object

Scarab shaped seal with an image of the goddess Maat on the base. Glaze has worn away from the steatite surface and there is a trace of red wax (?) suggesting an impression has been taken in more recent times. The head is slightly chipped. Fair technique. Prof. Percy Newberry dated it to the 19th Dynasty. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 9 mm x 12 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

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