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Uninscribed Scarab

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Rock crystal
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19, Dynasty 20 or Dynasty 26
    PERIOD New Kingdom or Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1 × 1.3 × 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Uninscribed Scarab, ca. 1539-332 B.C.E. Rock crystal, 3/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1 × 1.3 × 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.510E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.510E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.510E_NegA_print_bw.jpg.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Uninscribed scarab of clear rock crystal. The scarab has a small head which is set into the prothorax. Both the front and the rear edges of the head are curved, the curve of the front edge of the prothorax. The clypeus is lunate-shaped, and notched. The rear edge of the prothorax is straight, and separated from the elytra by a single line. The wing cases are separated from each other by a groove. The scarab is pierced from front to rear for suspension. The legs are indicated, on the sides, by grooves. Condition: Chipped and incrusted.
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