About this object

Blue glazed steatite scarab with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a design probably representing the emblem of Hathor framed by two uraei. Pierced through the length for suspension. Broken on one side and chipped in several places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (mid Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1912 before
  • Measurements
    18.5 mm x 13.5 mm x 9.5 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne ( Previous owner); Amy Urlin ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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