About this object

Very small green scarab seal very finely decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs probably 'ra nb tA.wy', "Ra lord of the two lands". It is pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1992 BC - 1985 BC (Dynasty 11: Reign of Mentuhotep IV)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 5.5 mm x 4 mm
Object view = Humanities
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