Egyptian. <em>Winged Scarab</em>, ca. 712-342 B.C.E. Faience, 49.28a (Scarab): 7/8 × 1 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (2.2 × 4.2 × 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.28a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.28a_SL1.jpg)

Winged Scarab

Artist:Egyptian

Medium: Faience

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Dates:ca. 712-342 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 49.28a (Scarab): 7/8 × 1 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (2.2 × 4.2 × 6.4 cm) 49.28b (Wing): 3/16 × 1 3/8 × 3 13/16 in. (0.5 × 3.5 × 9.7 cm) 49.28c (Wing): 3/16 × 1 5/16 × 3 13/16 in. (0.5 × 3.3 × 9.7 cm)

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Accession Number: 49.28a-c

Image: 49.28a_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Light blue faience scarab (A) with separate wings (B&C). Base of scarab uninscribed and pierced seven times for attachment, wings of body grooved, forepart of body outlined in purple glaze (mostly lost), body and legs in very high relief. Each wing pierced three times. Details of wings inlaid in dark purple glaze on upper surface. Under surface of wing C has unfinished incised wing design. Condition: Intact. Purple glaze inlay considerably deteriorated. Scattered specks of gold over surface of wings.

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