Egyptian steatite fish sealE81
A carved steatite seal decorated on the top with a fish and on the underside with an hieroglyphic inscription.
Egypt, New Kingdom, mid to late 2nd Millennium BC
1.2 x 0.9 cms
General surface wear as seen in the photographs
Ex. Collection: Gustave Mustaki, Alexandria, Egypt; acquired mid 20th Century and exported under license of the Egyptian government. Items from the Mustaki collection are now owned by several major museums including no less than 88 objects in the British Museum.
This item has been identified and dated by Carol Andrews, assistant keeper and senior research assistant for over 28 years at the British Museum.