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Heart Scarab with Deceased Adoring Osiris
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Heart Scarab with Deceased Adoring Osiris


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This steatite pendant is suspended by a perforated tang. Stone inlays are set in black paste. On the front is a beetle with outstretched legs in high relief. On the flat reverse tiny inlays filled the recessed figures. Shown within a square frame is a male figure in the elaborate dress of the Ramesid period adoring Osiris. The hieroglyphs at top identify the figures as "Osiris" and "The Osirian Mose."
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Osiris / (The) Osiris: Mose.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
1292-1186 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-20)
Medium
steatite infill, underside was possibly covered in auri pigment
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.83
Measurements
H: 9/16 x W: 2 x L: 2 3/8 in. (1.5 x 5.1 x 6.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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