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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1800 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Major William Frank Dixon-Nuttall, 1961
  • Collector
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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

  • William Francis Dixon-Nuttall

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1961
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Matthew Flinders Petrie

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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