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scarab

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    E48260

  • Description

    Green glazed composition scarab: engraved on the base with a human-headed bearded sphinx couchant with a uraeus on its forehead, two tall feathers on its head. Before him the goddess Maat, a large ankh sign on her knees. A winged uraeus behind. Hole pierced through longitudinally. Badly abraded.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 1.4 centimetres
    • Length: 1.7 centimetres
    • Depth: 0.95 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. 'Skarabäen, Basel' p. 255 No. 322; p. 313 No. 615; p. 399 No. MV 25.

  • Bibliography

    • Giveon R 1985a p.180, no.11 bibliographic details
    • Hornung & Staehelin 1976 p.255, no.322; p.313, no.615; p.399. no.MV25 (cf.) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair; badly abraded.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1884

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    E48260

  • Registration number

    1884,0714.249


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