University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E13055
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made: 1539-1292 BC
Early Date: -1540
Late Date: -1291
Height: 2.2cm
Width: 1.58cm
Depth: 0.95cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number467 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-467 - Old Museum Number


A green-glazed, steatite seal, carved in the form of a scarab beetle is pierced longitudinally and mounted in a gold setting that formed the bezel of a ring. The gold eyelets of the mounting were once threaded with gold wire, which allowed the seal to rotate.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition
Amarna: Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun (12 Nov 2006)View Objects in Exhibition
Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 195View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Silverman, David P., et al. 2006. Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Revolution and Restoration. : Page/Fig./Plate: 149, fig. 134,135View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:

See a problem? Let us know

© Penn Museum 2017 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn