Scarab carved from beige steatite; back simply modelled with clypeus, prothorax and elytra boundaries indicated by incised lines; at side, relatively well-modelled legs, with triangular space between front and back legs indicated; underside bearing a hieroglyphic inscription arranged vertically with three deeply incised hieroglyphs; pierced lengthways.
- Production date
- 664 BC- 525 BC
Diameter: 0.10 centimetres (hole in edge)
Length: 1.15 centimetres
Thickness: 0.65 centimetres
Width: 0.95 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The inscription could be a debased version of the royal name Psamtek (see also comment in Kammerzell 1993, 11).
For another stone scarab from Naukratis, displaying the name of Psamtek: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 86.682.
Kammerzell, F. 1993, Studien zu Sprache und Geschichte der Karer in Ägypten, Göttinger Orientforschungen 27, Wiesbaden.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: H3718 (Accession Number)