About this object

Green glazed steatite rectangular plaque seal. One side is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmosis III (Menkeheperra) flanked by two Maat feathers, above a 'gold' sign. The other side is inscribed with a figure seated on a chair, holding a scepter, and decorated with two nefer signs and a Maat feather. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze worn off in places.

Label says "is this 1979.630.1 forgery?". Record card for 1979.630.1 says "Egyptian scarab, rectangular, pierced through length, turquoise glaze over? bone. 'from the tomb of Tutankamen's sister' see letter in history file".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    19.5 mm x 15 mm x 6.5 mm
Object view = Humanities
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