About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the head and legs. The other side is decorated with motifs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in one place. Record card says it dates to the 12th Dynasty but a note added in pencil says "Hyk".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 12)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the estate of Dr Philip Nelson
  • Collector
    Philip Nelson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    21.5 mm x 16.5 mm x 16 mm
  • Related people
    Philip Nelson ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Philip Nelson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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