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Scarab with Hawk and Sun Disc
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Scarab with Hawk and Sun Disc


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This amazonite scarab is carved with an inscription on the bottom with horizontally arranged line writing of a divine motto, translating to "May Re live." The top is medium high and incised with a simple design. The workmanship is good and the piece is carefully made. The scarab functioned as a provider individualized amulet, and was originally mounted or threaded. The amulet should provide the support of Amun/Re and secure the life of its owner. There are many combinations of mottos, wishes, or just the name of the sun god. The addition of the sun disc verifies, in this case, that the sun god is represented and not Horus.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] May Re live.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1070-736 BCE (Third Intermediate Period)
Medium
green amazonite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.57
Measurements
H: 1/4 x W: 7/16 x L: 9/16 in. (0.6 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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