About this object

Blue/green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a falcon perched on a stand with a flail on its back, surrounded by hieroglyphs. Pierced through the length for suspension. Perfect preservation. From Abydos Cemetery E (el Arabah).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos Cemetery E
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    16.5 mm x 11.5 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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