About this object

Steatite scarab seal, slight grey/blue colour, decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with a wavy pattern and two wedjat eyes. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped 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
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • 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
    12 mm x 8.5 mm x 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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