About this object

Green/blue glazed steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Object is quite damaged, surface very worn out.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC (Dynasty 17) about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Cheltenham College, 1975
  • Collector
    Cheltenham College
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    25.5 mm x 18.5 mm x 11 mm
  • Note
    One scarab in the Cheltenham College collection is recorded as being donated by E. C. Danberry.
  • Related people
    Cheltenham College ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cheltenham College

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1975
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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