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Heart Scarab of the Priest Pedi - Hor - Min

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664 B.C.E. – 610 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/16 in. (2.2 × 3.8 × 5.3 cm) Weight: 0.2 lb. (79.15 g)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark green basalt heart scarab inscribed for Padjhrmtn. The inscription is seven lines. The head of the scarab merges into the notched clypeus. The front edge of the porthorax curves towards the front; the opposite is true of the rear edge. A double line forms a border around the prothorax. The wing cases are separated by a double line, and there is a "V" shaped mark on each wing case which springs from the prothorax. The legs are given in relief, and the hairs on the front leg are indicated by incised lines. The scarab is pierced for suspension from side to side between the front and middle legs. Condition: Worn, light colored incrustation in some hollows.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Heart Scarab of the Priest Pedi - Hor - Min, 664 B.C.E. – 610 B.C.E. Basalt, 7/8 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/16 in. (2.2 × 3.8 × 5.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.483E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.483E_negA_bw.jpg)
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