About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is finely inscribed with circular patterns. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped and damaged in several places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Giza
  • Date collected
    1870 before
  • Measurements
    14.5 mm x 9.5 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    Greville John Chester (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1870
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Greville John Chester

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1870
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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