About this object

The winged scarab was a symbol of new life and amulets of it would have been attached to the mummy bandages or to a bead net placed over the mummy’s chest. The amulet protected the mummy and helped the person to be reborn in the Afterlife.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 747 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1852 before
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 27 mm x 35 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Egypt - the Black Land Exhibition, Liverpool Museum

    Start date: 1972
    End date: 1972
    Description: A temporary exhibition displaying objects from World Museum Liverpool's Egyptian collection. The exhibition started at Liverpool Museum and was open from April 1972 until 2 September 1973 and then travelled to venues around the northwest of England including Sale Town Hall.


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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