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Scarab with the Name of Remen
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Scarab with the Name of Remen


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This polished jasper scarab is linearly incised on the flat underside with an inscription that is both vertically and horizontally arranged. The inscription lists a private name and contains a wish formula. The top of the scarab is very simple and without lines or notches. The proportions of the top are unusual. The workmanship of the piece is rough and it is poorly made. This scarab functioned as an individualized funerary amulet with a wish formula, and was originally mounted or threaded. The amulet should support the justification and well being of the deceased.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The triangular sign on the right side can be understood as a reduced version of a lotus blossom, meaning "justified." The n and the lotus blossom are rotated to the side: The Ka of Remen (?), the justified, may be beautiful."
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
746-655 BCE (Late Third Intermediate Period)
Medium
dark green jasper
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.66
Measurements
H: 5/16 x W: 1/2 x L: 3/4 in. (0.8 x 1.2 x 1.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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