About this object

Originally green glazed steatite scarab seal with fine details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with two cross-shaped patterns "X X". Pierced through the length for suspension. Almost no glaze remains, otherwise excellent preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • 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: Esna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    16 mm x 13 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Note
    Garstang's excavations at Esna. Tomb 330.
  • 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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