About this object

Scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs, although surface is damaged. The other side is inscribed with bird stretching its wings. Pale green colour. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Record card states it is from Petrie's excavations.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1800 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Major W F Dixon Nuttall
  • Collector
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 9 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    William Francis Dixon-Nuttall ( Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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