About this object

Green glazed steatite rectangular plaque seal. One side is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmosis III (Menkeheperra) flanked by two Maat feathers, above a 'gold' sign. The other side is inscribed with a figure seated on a chair, holding a scepter, and decorated with two nefer signs and a Maat feather. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze worn off in places.

Label says "is this 1979.630.1 forgery?". Record card for 1979.630.1 says "Egyptian scarab, rectangular, pierced through length, turquoise glaze over? bone. 'from the tomb of Tutankamen's sister' see letter in history file".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    19.5 mm x 15 mm x 6.5 mm
Object view = Humanities
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