Description This scarab is inscribed on the flat underside with vertically arranged column writing. The inscription identifies an individual, Sa-nebet-Junet and makes a statement of the individual's social status. The top is incised with a very detailed, deeply incised design with regular line flow. The workmanship is slightly rough and the piece is not very carefully made. The scarab functioned as a private name seal and as a user-individualized amulet. It wsa originally mounted or threaded. Teh amulet should assure constancy of individual existence and social status, as well as renewal. The combination of frame lines with 'C'-shaped elements is less common than 'S' and 'Z'-shaped spiral scroll enclosures.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The great Wab-priest of Khons: Sa-nebet-Junet.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911 (?)
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