Scarab with Separate Wings
Nets made of faience beadwork became a fashionable feature of mummy wrappings in the Late Period. Faience amulets formed part of the beadwork pattern and served to protect the mummy through their magical properties. This scarab is one of the finer examples of such amulets. It served as a substitute heart that would ensure continued existence in the hereafter.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 712-342 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XXV Dynasty-XXX Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period-Late Period
- Dimensions: Scarab: 11/16 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (1.8 x 4.2 x 6.3 cm) Wing: 1 5/16 x 3 3/4 in. (3.4 x 9.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 49.28a-c
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Scarab with Separate Wings, ca. 712-342 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, Scarab: 11/16 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (1.8 x 4.2 x 6.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.28a-c. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)