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Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Steatite, glazed
DATES ca. 760–656 B.C.E.
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (2.2 x 4.2 x 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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CAPTION Egyptian. Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor, ca. 760–656 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed, 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
IMAGE top, 12.904_top_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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