About this object

Stone scarab seal with plain back, and flat base inscribed with knots design. Pierced through the length for suspension. Surface heavily scratched, white paint on the base, chipped on one side.

Old label says "Alexandretta". Record card suggests this could be Alexandria but Alexandretta is the ancient name of the modern city of İskenderun in Turkey, so the object may come from there.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Stone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    19 mm x 13.5 mm x 10 mm
Object view = Humanities
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