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Scarab Amulet
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Scarab Amulet


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Description The underside of this scarab is inscribed with a spiral scroll and lotus blossom motif. Such scarabs were very popular in the Middle Kingdom, and the Hyksos Period. The meaning of the pattern is unclear, but it seems most likely that it expresses general support or protection.
Provenance Prof. Newberry (?); Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase (?); Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911 (?)

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Period
1648-1539 BCE (Second Intermediate Period; Hyksos; Late MB IIB)
Medium
light beige steatite (originally glazed)
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.16
Measurements
H: 5/16 x L: 11/16 x W: 1/2 in. (0.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Palestine (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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