Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scarab seal ring with Hyksos-period an-ra inscription

Period:
Dynasty 15-17, 2nd Intermediate Period, Hyksos
Date:
ca. 1700–1560 B.C.
Geography:
Levant, Lachish (modern Tell ed-Duweir)
Medium:
Steatite, cream colored, bronze (?)
Dimensions:
Diameter of Ring, outer: 2.84 cm Seal Face: 1.37 x 2.0 cm Height: 0.87 cm
Classification:
Stone-Ornaments-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of Wellcome Trust, 1956
Accession Number:
56.152.11
Not on view
1932–33, excavated by James Leslie Starkey on behalf of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition; acquired by the Museum in 1956, gift of the Wellcome Trust (of the late Sir Henry Wellcome).
Tufnell, Olga. 1958. Lachish IV (Tell ed-Duweir), The Bronze Age, Text, and Plates. London: Oxford University Press, p. 114, no. 54.
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