Scarab wing



Accession Number
PM21
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath stelae, Drawer 5
Object Types
Jewellery, Amulet | Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab, Winged scarab
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Measurements
Length: 51mm | Width: 18mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Scarab
Divine Name
Isis

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Description

A highly decorated faience wing with holes in it to sew onto mummy wrappings. This probably dates to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty (Friedman 1998, 247, pl. 158). It was donated by Prys Morgan. This may have been a wing for either a scarab or a winged figure of Isis. Both scarabs and winged Isis amulets would be placed across the chest of the deceased. This had belonged to Colonel Morgan who was in Egypt during World War I.

Bibliography

Friedman, F.D. ed. 1998. Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. London: Thames and Hudson.

Other Identity
20 yellow label
Previous Owner
Prys Morgan (1937–)
Acquisition
Gift, Prys Morgan ( 29 May 1991)
Last modified: 19 Jan 2021

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