About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs crudely carved on the back, and flat base inscribed with cross and square design. Pierced through the length for suspension. Pale green colour. Record card dates the object to the Hyksos or Ramesside period.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs Dodd, 1897
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    18.5 mm x 15 mm x 9 mm
  • Related people
    Mrs Dodd ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Mrs Dodd

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1897
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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