Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E.
Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 19
13/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (2 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm)
Weight: 0.2 lb. (74.15 g) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Heart Scarab, ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E. Stone (basalt?), 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (2 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.488E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.488E_view01.jpg)
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Heart scarab of mottled dark green stone with specks of light brown. The scarab is uninscribed. Both the head and clypeus are lunate-shaped. The clypeus is notched. The prothorax is separated from the elytra by a single line. The wing cases are separated from each other by a double line. There is a very large “V” shape in low raised relief on each wing case. The legs are in relief, and the hairs are indicated on the front legs. The base is very low; the prothorax is high. Not pierced.
Condition: Small nicks; slight light incrustation.
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