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Scarab

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1292–1190 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19 (?)
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 × 1 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (2.3 × 4.2 × 6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.532E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Scarab, ca. 1292–1190 B.C.E. Limestone, 7/8 × 1 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (2.3 × 4.2 × 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.532E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.532E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.532E_NegA_print_bw.jpg.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Beige-grey, light grey heart scarab with 6 lines of text. Limestone heart scarab bearing an illegible name. The scarab has a lunate-shaped head with long notched clypeus, whose side parts are decorated with a series of diagonal grooves. The outlines of the prothorax and elytra are given in relief. The front edge of the prothorax curves towards the rear, while the rear edge is pointed where it meets the line separating the wing cases. There is an eyelet for suspension before the head. Condition: Inscription illegible; chipped on base.
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