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Accession_Number E.23.58
adlib_title Egyptian scarab
Shape Scarab
Shape_description Scarab beetle
Material Steatite
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Of white in colour, the beetle sits on a flat base. The base has hieroglyph inscriptions on the bottom.
Inscriptions [ntr] nfr mn-hpr[r]"The good god Men-kheper-re."
Condition Intact but not complete. The bottom left quadrant of the scarab is missing removing the left leg and the left side of the base.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period
Date Unknown
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0928.jpg
2002.98.0928.jpg
View of a Scarab beetle.
2002.98.0938.jpg
2002.98.0938.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
2007.99.0070.jpg
2007.99.0070.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
2007.99.0071.jpg
2007.99.0071.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
2007.99.0072.jpg
2007.99.0072.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab with base facing upwards.
2007.99.0073.jpg
2007.99.0073.jpg
View of base of steatite scarab, with hieroglyph inscriptions.
2007.99.0086.jpg
2007.99.0086.jpg
View of broken base of steatite scarab, front to the right.
2007.99.0145.jpg
2007.99.0145.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
2007.99.0146.jpg
2007.99.0146.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
2007.99.0147.jpg
2007.99.0147.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab with base facing upwards.
2007.99.0148.jpg
2007.99.0148.jpg
View of base of steatite scarab, with hieroglyph inscriptions.
2007.99.0158.jpg
2007.99.0158.jpg
View of broken base of steatite scarab, front to the right.
2008.08.0029.jpg
2008.08.0029.jpg
Side view of a scarab beetle.
2008.08.0032.jpg
2008.08.0032.jpg
Side view of an Egyptian scarab beetle.
2008.08.0035.jpg
2008.08.0035.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle.
2008.08.0038.jpg
2008.08.0038.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
2008.08.0041.jpg
2008.08.0041.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
2008.08.0278.jpg
2008.08.0278.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
Comparanda Similar inscription in a Petrie Museum scarab: UC13204
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 1.3
Diameters 0.6
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey; Mariana; Julia
Date_edited 20.09.2002; 06.01.2006; 29.11.2013; 10.05.2016
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