About this object

Large steatite scarab seal with the head of a Ram wearing a sun-disc, decorated wings and legs roughly indicated on the sides. The base is flat and inscribed with 'twtt (or tAtt) di anx', "name, given life". Pierced through the length for suspension. Cracked on the back, chipped on the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    727 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 24)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    38.5 mm x 27 mm x 15.5 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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