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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.
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2002.98.0938.jpg
2002.98.0938.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
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2007.99.0070.jpg
2007.99.0070.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
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2007.99.0071.jpg
2007.99.0071.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
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2007.99.0072.jpg
2007.99.0072.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab with base facing upwards.
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2007.99.0073.jpg
2007.99.0073.jpg
View of base of steatite scarab, with hieroglyph inscriptions.
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2007.99.0086.jpg
2007.99.0086.jpg
View of broken base of steatite scarab, front to the right.
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2007.99.0145.jpg
2007.99.0145.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
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2007.99.0146.jpg
2007.99.0146.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab.
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2007.99.0147.jpg
2007.99.0147.jpg
View of back of steatite scarab with base facing upwards.
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2007.99.0148.jpg
2007.99.0148.jpg
View of base of steatite scarab, with hieroglyph inscriptions.
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2007.99.0158.jpg
2007.99.0158.jpg
View of broken base of steatite scarab, front to the right.
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2008.08.0029.jpg
2008.08.0029.jpg
Side view of a scarab beetle.
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2008.08.0032.jpg
2008.08.0032.jpg
Side view of an Egyptian scarab beetle.
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2008.08.0035.jpg
2008.08.0035.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle.
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2008.08.0038.jpg
2008.08.0038.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
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2008.08.0041.jpg
2008.08.0041.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
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2008.08.0278.jpg
2008.08.0278.jpg
View of the base of a scarab beetle, which has hieroglyph inscriptions.
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Comparanda Similar inscription in a Petrie Museum scarab: UC13204
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 1.3
Diameters 0.6
Handle_height
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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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