About this object

Amethyst scarab with details of the head carved on the back, and flat undecorated base. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18 early)
  • Materials
    Amethyst
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 11 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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