Scarab with Falcon Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 525-30 B.C.E.
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
15/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. (2.4 x 4.3 x 0.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Scarab with Falcon Head, ca. 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. (2.4 x 4.3 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1134E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1134E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.1134E_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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Glass inlay representing, in relief, a winged falcon-headed scarab. The falcon’s face is made of opaque white glass; the rest of the piece of translucent dark blue glass. The modelling of the piece, made in a n open mold, is quite detailed.
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