About this object

Carnelian scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs possibly representing birds. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped and worn out in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 10 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Note
    An old number is marked in black on the seal but very difficult to read, perhaps starting with 14.
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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