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Scarab with Unification Image
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Scarab with Unification Image


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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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Period
ca. 1648-1539 BCE (Second Intermediate Period; Hyksos; late MB IIB)
Medium
beige steatite with light blue glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.79
Measurements
H: 5/16 x W: 1/2 x L: 11/16 in. (0.8 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Palestine (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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