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. Record card states find spot as "Pyramids of Giza".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Giza
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • 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
    John Greville Rev Chester ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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