About this object

Pottery scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs. Possibly a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 21 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    Record card: Scarab seal, pottery, greenish cream glazed inscribed. Egypt. Base chipped lower l. corner missing. Norwich Collection, Bequest Sir H. Rider Haggard. Also added in pencil on the record card: "forgery".
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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