About this object

Blue glazed steatite scarab with details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back, and base decorated with damaged ornamental design. Pierced through the length for suspension. Surface damaged in several places. Crude design (forgery?).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    21.5 mm x 16 mm x 9.5 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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