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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Scarab
Date Made:1293-1070 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasties 19-20)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Steatite with glaze
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:: 1/2 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.; 1.27 x .9525 x .635 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Base: design of vertically oriented text commencing with solar boat, meaning "Amun-Re," followed by three additional signs. The text is a wish for the god's protection, but the exact meaning is uncertain. One possible translation: "May the strength of Amun-Re surround me and be at my side." The three hieroglyphs after the boat are a haunch of beef (khepesh), the peher-sign, and the ges-sign.
Accession Number:  MH 1943.12.A.J
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Grant Williams (Caroline Ransom, Class of 1896) from the collection of Professor Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Greenish-black scarab (dung beetle)

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; royalty; jewelry; religion

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