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Scarab

Scarab

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, inscribed

  • Credit Line:

    Wallis Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.41-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold open-work scarab, pierced longitudinally for attachment to either a ring or necklace. There is a single-line suture and separation between pronotum and elytra, the head is naturalistic, and the open-work legs are finely carved with striations indicating hairs. The reverse is split into two registers. The upper bears an inscription bearing the prenomen of Tuthmosis III in a cartouche, flanked on either side by feathers and royal uraei. On the lower, a central djed pillar is again flanked by a pair of uraei.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

(made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, inscribed

Marks and inscriptions

Royal prenomen
Mn-xpr-Ra
'Enduring-is-the-manifestation-of-Ra'
In a cartouche

Dimensions

Height: 0.9 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Scarab, gold, inscribed with the prenomen of Tuthmosis III, Egypt, New Kingdom or later

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Scarabs; Insects

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Religion; Royalty; Africa

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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