About this object

Carved steatite scarab shaped seal with a wax impression made by Percy Newberry who dated the scarab to the 18th Dynasty. Found by John Garstang at Hierakonpolis (site no. 643), probably from the New Kingdom temple rebuilding by Tuthmosis III.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 19 mm
  • Note
    Marked by the archaeologist 643
  • Related people

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  • Ancient Nekhen: Garstang in the City of Hierakonpolis

    Adams, Barbara

    Author: Adams, Barbara
    Publisher: SIA Publishing
    Date: 1995
    Description: Description of the 1905-6 excavation at Hierakonplis and a catalogue of finds now held by World Musuem and the Garstang Musuem of Archaeology (Liverpool University).

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