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Heart Scarab

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Hematite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075––712 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22
    PERIOD In the style of the Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 11/16 x 1 in. (1.3 x 1.8 x 2.5 cm) Weight: 14.7 g  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.529E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Heart Scarab, ca. 1075––712 B.C.E. Hematite, 1/2 x 11/16 x 1 in. (1.3 x 1.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.529E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.529E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.529E_NegA_print_bw.jpg.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black hematite heart scarab. The head is small and lunate-shaped. On it are two diagonal notches. The clypeus is notched. The rear edge of the prothorax is very slightly ‘V’- shaped. It is separated from the elytra by a single line. The wing cases are partially separated from each other by a groove which does not run the entire length of the back. The legs are indicated, on the sides, by grooves. The scarab is pierced from front to rear for suspension. Inscription is illegible. Condition: Large chip in left side of body; small chips in base.
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