About this object

Steatite scarab seal with traces of pale orange wash/pigment, decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmosis III on the top flanked by two raised cobras, and below beneath a separating line, a scarab flanked by two feathers. It is pierced through the length for suspension but the hole is obstructed with dirt. Could be a forgery.

This object was found without a label in storage. The numbers marked in black on the object suggest it is an object that belonged to the Henry Rider Haggard collection (31.93.?) and was purchased from Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 (Liverpool Museum accession 56.20.?).

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
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    28.5 mm x 24 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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