Description This steatite scarab has a flat underside with a vertically arranged bottom design combining the 'unification of the Two Lands' icon with a basket. The design of the scarab's back is simple, with unbalanced proportions and heavy extremities. The piece is simply made and the workmanship is slightly rough. This scarab functioned as a funerary amulet, and should secure for its owner renewal and royal protection. It would have originally been mounted or threaded.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Combination of a sm3-t3.wj-icon ("unification of the Two Lands") and a nb-basket; framed by an oval line.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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