Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 760–656 B.C.E.
Third Intermediate Period
7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (2.2 x 4.2 x 5.7 cm)
Weight: 0.2 lb. (86.7 g) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Egyptian. Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor, ca. 760–656 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (2.2 x 4.2 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 12.904. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.12.904_negA_bw.jpg)
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Blue-green scarab with 5 lines of text.
Heart-scarab, originally glazed in blue or blue green, now almost entirely gone white, though there are traces of green in the inscription. Scarab well modeled and inscription well cut. Pierced both longitudinally and transversely.
Condition - Small chip at end; large one at one side of scarab. Slight cracks in inscribed surface.
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