About this object

Discoloured faience scarab seal, now cream colour, with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a baboon. Pierced through the length for suspension. Surface very worn out, glaze gone. Found by John Garstang at Hierakonpolis (site no. 517), probably from the New Kingdom temple rebuilding by Tuthmosis III.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1186 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool, 1906
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    19.5 mm x 14 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    If not Hierakonpolis then perhaps from Abydos, tomb 517.
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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