Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scarab seal

Period:
Dynasty 15-17, 2nd Intermediate Period, Hyksos
Date:
ca. 1700–1560 B.C.
Geography:
Levant, Lachish (modern Tell ed-Duweir)
Medium:
Steatite, white
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 1.46 x 1.08 Height: .68 String Hole: 0.15
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt, 1934
Accession Number:
34.126.27
Not on view
1932-33, excavated by James Leslie Starkey on behalf of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East; 1933, ceded to H. Dunscombe Colt in the division of finds as a result of his financial contribution to the expedition; acquired by the Museum in 1934, gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt.
Bull, Ludlow and Maurice S. Dimand. 1935. "Antiquities from Palestine." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 (2), p. 44.

Tufnell, Olga. 1958. Lachish IV (Tell ed-Duweir), The Bronze Age, Text, and Plates. London: Oxford University Press, p. 115, no. 57.

Magrill, Pamela. 2006. A Researcher's Guide to the Lachish Collection in the British Museum. The British Museum Research Publication 161. London: The British Museum, p. ix.
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