- Accession Number
- Current Location
- In storage
- Object Type
- Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
- Stone/minerals (Steatite)
- Height: 25mm | Width: 19mm | Depth: 11mm
- Number of Elements
Steatite scarab with hieroglyph inscription. Scarabs were not in general use until the middle of the 12th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt and became more popular during the New Kingdom. They were usually strung on a thread of string, wearing around the neck, wrist or finger. Scarabs were also used as seals, bearing royal names. Donated by Professor Petersen in 1987.
Hall H. R. 1913. Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc. in the British Museum, Vol. 1 Royal Scarabs. London: Harrison and Sons, Ltd.
- Last modified: 14 Sep 2022