Human-headed Scarab

Date: New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1292 BC
Maker: Egyptian
Dimensions: 1 H x ¾ W x ½ Diam.
Materials: Glazed steatite
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.30
While most seals took the form of scarab beetles, this seal is carved in the form of a human head. Traces of blue glaze still cover the carved steatite, a variety of talc.