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Dwarf Scaraboid
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Dwarf Scaraboid


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Oval plaques with images of humans or animals instead of a scarab beetle are named "scaraboid." This small example shows a female (?) dwarf executed in high relief. The bottom inscription has the name of the god Amun-Re enclosed by the stems of two lotus plants with buds. The amulet should provide its owner with magic protection and the regenerative support of Amun-Re.
Exhibitions
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Amun-Re.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1292-1070 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-20)
Medium
steatite with blue glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.50
Measurements
H: 3/16 x W: 3/8 x L: 9/16 in. (0.5 x 1 x 1.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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