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Scarab


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Description This serpentine scarab has a flat underside without a bottom design. The design of the back is very detailed, with fine incised lines and regular line flow. The proportions of the top are almost balanced, the workmanship of the piece is excellent, and it is elaborately made. This scarab functioned as a funerary amulet with renewal connotations. It was probably an inlay or the central piece of a winged scarab.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Period
946-650 BCE (Third Intermediate-Late Period)
Medium
dark green serpentine
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.547
Measurements
H: 5/8 x W: 1 1/16 x L: 1 7/16 in. (1.6 x 2.7 x 3.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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