About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with hieroglyphs including a depiction of a red crown or perhaps a wedjat eye. Pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped around the base and at the head.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson, 1976
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1909
  • Measurements
    16 mm x 11 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    From Abydos tomb 1078.
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner); John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Museum Acquisitions, 1977 in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 65

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1979
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1977 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains images of objects from the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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