About this object

Green faience scarab seal, crudely designed, decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with unidentifiable hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Possibly a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19 BC - 20 BC)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Cronshy
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851
  • Measurements
    21 mm x 17.5 mm x 13 mm
  • Related people
    Cronshy (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cronshy

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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