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Heart Scarab of the Priest Payi

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (2.5 x 4.1 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.482E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Heart Scarab of the Priest Payi, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E. Glass, 1 x 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (2.5 x 4.1 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.482E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.482E_negA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.37.482E_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Heart scarab in light blue glass, with a text in six lines engraved for the wab – priest Pyai. Back; clypeus notched, plate, head and eyes marked. Three lines between the elytra, three lines at the base of the elytra, two lines between the prothorax and elytra. A decorative line runs round the prothorax and elytra. Side: legs not marked, no cross-hatching. The scarab is unperforated. Condition: Base worn, otherwise good.
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