About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with hieroglyphs including a solar boat, a plant, a goose and other illegible signs. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on one side.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • 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
    16.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
    Object found labelled as 44.19.214 but this number already exists for a serpentine bead. Object is also marked 44.12.249 and there is a matching updated record card for this object under number 44.19.249 which is the number retained here for this object.
  • 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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