Egyptian. <em>Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor</em>, 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)

Heart Scarab of a Priest of Hathor


Medium: Steatite, glaze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 760–656 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 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)


Accession Number: 12.904

Image: CUR.12.904_negA_bw.jpg,

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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