About this object

Scarab shaped seal with design on base of sun disc or "x" sign framed by 2 vultures, a scorpion at the top, and at the bottom the name of Amenemhat. Back is chipped. Pierced through the length for suspension. Base chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom; Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1773 BC - 1550 BC (Dynasty 13 BC - 17)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 15 mm x 22 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


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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