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scarab

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA57185

  • Description

    Glazed steatite scarab, clypeus and back worn, humeral callosities present, legs worn, pierced longitudinally, base (worn and chipped at edges) inscribed with hieroglyphs.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 0.72 centimetres
    • Length: 1.69 centimetres
    • Width: 1.12 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Middle Egyptian
      • Inscription Transliteration

        nmtt nbt n I.. (read Ipt-swt ?)
      • Inscription Translation

        all steps (lead) to (him of) Ipetsut Titles/epithets include : He of Ipetsut
  • Condition

    fair (worn and glaze faded)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1923

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA57185

  • Registration number

    1923,0512.260

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