About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the head and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a nefer sign flanked by two raised cobras, with a gold sign below and possibly a flying bird at the top. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on one end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Hyksos
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of A J Rigby, 1963
  • Collector
    A J Rigby
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 9.5 mm x 5.5 mm
  • Related people
    A J Rigby (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • A J Rigby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1963
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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