About this object

Green glazed steatite cowroid shaped seal. The base is engraved with a cartouche, an image of Hathor (as a sistrum) flanked by two rearing cobras (uraei) Pierced through the length for suspension and now mounted on modern ring. Fine technique. Perfect preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Henry Salt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1827 before
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 18 mm; x 7/16 in x 11/16 in
  • Note
    White label on the side with number 1732 (ex Henry Salt collection)
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Previous owner); Henry Salt ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: 1835
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Henry Salt

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1827
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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