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Scarab Amulet
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Scarab Amulet


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Description Some of the hieroglyphic signs have a cryptographic determination as an Amun's trigram: the feather represents "j" in exchange for the reed-leaf, the Maat-figure stands for "m," and the beetle for "n" (derived from "ntr.j", "the divine one"). The sphinx does not seem to be part of the trigram, and with its Red Crown of Lower Egypt and divine beard, represents divine kingship. This amulet should provide the owner with the support of the divine king and Amun.
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Lord, Amun.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Period
1333-1279 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Medium
Egyptian faience with blue-green glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.41
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 3/4 x D: 7/16 in. (2.5 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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