About this object

Green/blue glazed steatite scarab with details of the head and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with ornamental hieroglyphs including an ankh sign, a 'hm' sign, nefer sign, all framed by two uraei, two birds, two mouth signs, and two ka signs. Pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped on the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    18.5 mm x 13.5 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joyce Hearne

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Amy Urlin

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