About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs including ankh signs, raised cobras, red crowns, a kheper sign, and possibly a ka sign and two 'nb' or 'r' signs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on one side.

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 onwards (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    20 mm x 14 mm x 9.5 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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