About this object

Brown steatite scarab seal with fine details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back, and flat base inscribed with hieroglyphs including a flying bird at the top, a 'men' sign, a scarab beetle and other illegible signs. Pierced through the length for suspension. Surface is quite worn and chipped on the base and around the sides.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of A J Rigby, 1963
  • Collector
    A J Rigby
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 12.5 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    A J Rigby ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • A J Rigby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1963
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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