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Scarab Amulet
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Scarab Amulet


Description Provenance Credit
Description Scarab with flat underside and without bottom design. Such a scarab was a funerary amulet with a connotation of renewal. The scarab is pierced and was originally mounted or threaded.
Provenance Mr. Sewell C. Biggs, Middletown, Delaware; Walters Art Museum, 1984, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Sewell C. Biggs, 1984

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Period
946-525 BC (Third Intermediate-early Late Period)
Medium
serpentine, brown with beige inclusions
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
1984.30.5
Measurements
H: 5/8 x W: 1 9/16 x L: 11 1/4 in. (1.65 x 3.9 x 28.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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