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Naturalistic Scarab
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Naturalistic Scarab


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Description This naturalistic faience scarab as a high back with a detailed design. The line flow is slightly irregular, the pattern is unevenly spaced, and the proportions are balanced. The bottom of the scarab has modeled body structures with an eye protruding from the center of the belly. The workmanship of the piece is good and it is carefully made. The piece was a funerary amulet with a regenerative function. It was originally attached to mummy bandages as part of the amulet set of the mummy.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
664-525 BCE (Late Period)
Medium
light beige faince with blue-green glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.368
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 11/16 x L: 7/8 in. (1.1 x 1.8 x 2.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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