About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmosis III together with a walking man and a 'nb' sign. It is pierced through the length for suspension. The object was broken in half horizontally and is now in two pieces.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III) about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1884
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date collected
    1884
  • Measurements
    16.5 mm x 12 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1884
    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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