About this object

Blue glazed faience scarab with details of the head, wings and legs modelled on the back, and flat base with six perforation holes for attaching the scarab to a mummy. Slightly chipped in places but otherwise good preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    33.5 mm x 24.5 mm x 15.5 mm
  • Note
    Accession number 56.20.368 is already attributed to a wedjat eye amulet from the Spurrell collection. The number 31.93.925 marked on the base of the current scarab indicates this object is from the Haggard collection.
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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