Heart Scarab of Djedmutes'Ankh
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The Egyptians worked with gold and semiprecious stones from earliest times. They mined both types of material in the desert east of the Nile and in present-day Sudan, called “Nubia” in ancient times after the ancient Egyptian word for gold (nub). Clearly, objects made from these high-value materials were available only to the highest ranks of society.
ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.
Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 19
7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 15/16 in. (2.2 x 3.3 x 4.9 cm)
Weight: 0.2 lb. (73.5 g) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Deep greenish stone heart scarab with beige speckles inscribed for Djedmutisankh. Both the head, and the notched clypeus are somewhat lunate-shaped. The rear edge of the prothorax is rounded and separated from the elytra by a double line. The wing cases are separated from each other by a triple line. There is a “V” on each wing case at the shoulders. The legs are not indicated. The eight line inscription is for the most part illegible. Not pierced.
Condition: Inscription mostly illegible; some small scratches; otherwise good.
This item is not on view
Heart Scarab of Djedmutes'Ankh, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Stone, 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 15/16 in. (2.2 x 3.3 x 4.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.485E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.485E_front_rotated_cropped_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.485E_front_rotated_cropped_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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