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Scarab with Wish Formula
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Scarab with Wish Formula


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This faience scarab has a flat underside with a horizontally arranged inscription with a request for Amun's support. The top of the scarab is inscribed with a very simply design of slightly rough workmanship. The scarab functioned as a proider individualized amulet with a blessing related to Amun. The amulet should provide its owner with the special support of the god. The piece would have been originally mounted or threaded. Although there are numberless examples of scarabs with the name of Amun or Amun-Re since the 18th Dynasty, there are not so many that combine the name of the god with the signs 'nb' and 'mrj.'
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] May he be beloved by Amun.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1292-1070 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-20)
Medium
faience with dark green glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.35
Measurements
H: 5/16 x W: 9/16 x L: 13/16 in. (0.8 x 1.5 x 2.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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