<em>Heart Scarab</em>, ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E. Stone (basalt?), 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (2 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.488E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.488E_view06.jpg)

Heart Scarab

Medium: Stone (basalt?)

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539ā€“1075 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (2 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm) Weight: 0.2 lb. (74.15 g)


Accession Number: 37.488E

Image: CUR.37.488E_view06.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Heart scarab of mottled dark green stone with specks of light brown. The scarab is uninscribed. Both the head and clypeus are lunate-shaped. The clypeus is notched. The prothorax is separated from the elytra by a single line. The wing cases are separated from each other by a double line. There is a very large ā€œVā€ shape in low raised relief on each wing case. The legs are in relief, and the hairs are indicated on the front legs. The base is very low; the prothorax is high. Not pierced. Condition: Small nicks; slight light incrustation.

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