<em>Pectoral with Scarab</em>, ca. 1539-1295 B.C.E. or later. Faience, 4 1/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/8 in. (10.3 x 9.4 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.159. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.159_mummychamber.jpg)

Pectoral with Scarab

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1295 B.C.E. or later

Dimensions: 4 1/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/8 in. (10.3 x 9.4 x 1 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 08.480.159

Image: CUR.08.480.159_mummychamber.jpg,Egypt Reborn: Mummy Chamber Installation (2011)

Catalogue Description:
Pectoral in green faience, with a scarab in purplish-blue faience. Form of a naos with projecting cornice. Front, painted solar bark with Nephthys (left) and Isis adoring the scarab. Names of goddesses and borders painted. Back, oval like bottom of scarab, painted with six lines of almost illegible inscription, flanked by two girdle knots. Back of cornice pierced four times at each end, with corresponding holes at the top of the cornice. Condition: Intact. Surface worn. Chip in base. Large crack in back due to defective firing. Inscription almost illegible.

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