Bracelet with Scarab
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
The soft matte finish and pristine condition of its clasp loops indicate that this bracelet was never worn. Rather, it seems to have been deposited as a funerary offering in an official’s tomb in Byblos.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
Dynasty 12 to early Dynasty 13
1 5/16 x 1 x 7 15/16 in. (3.3 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Bracelet with Scarab, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Gold, amethyst, 1 5/16 x 1 x 7 15/16 in. (3.3 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.46. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.65.46_erg2.jpg)
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