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Scarab with Royal Solar Filiations Title
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Scarab with Royal Solar Filiations Title


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This steatite scarab is inscribed on the underside in sunk relief with the royal "solar filiations" title in a Maat-related phrase. The back in incised with a simple design with short and aligned side-notches and a deeply incised head section. The workmanship of the piece is rough and it is poorly made. The piece functioned as an amulet with royal motto and divine provider individualization, and was originally mounted or threaded. The amulet should provide its owner with the support of the king, as well as of Amun.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] "Solar filiations" title as part of a Maat-related royal phrase. The m3c.t-feather is reversed: Perfect of Maat is the Son of Re.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1186-736 BCE (Late New Kingdom-early Third Intermediate Period)
Medium
beige steatite with light blue-green glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.75
Measurements
H: 3/8 x W: 1/2 x L: 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.3 x 1.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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