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Bracelet with Uninscribed Scarab

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Amethyst, feldspar
  • Place Excavated: Abydos, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1938–1875 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early Dynasty 12
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Overall Diam. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) Scarab: 5/16 x 7/16 x 11/16 in. (0.8 x 1.1 x 1.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small circlet of round and ovoid graduated amethyst beads, doubtless used as a bracelet. At the center is a green feldspar scarab uninscribed. At the end is a small pellet of pale amethyst. Condition. Scarab cracked.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Bracelet with Uninscribed Scarab, ca. 1938–1875 B.C.E. Amethyst, feldspar, Overall Diam. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society , 26.47. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 26.47_front_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 26.47_front_PS9.jpg., 2019
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