About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the wings, head and legs carved on the back and base inscribed with design (emblem of Hathor?). Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in several 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 early)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 10 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (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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