Scarab



Accession Number
EC457a
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Measurements
Height: 25mm | Width: 19mm | Depth: 11mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Steatite scarab with hieroglyph inscription. Scarabs were not in general use until the middle of the 12th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt and became more popular during the New Kingdom. They were usually strung on a thread of string, wearing around the neck, wrist or finger. Scarabs were also used as seals, bearing royal names. Donated by Professor Petersen in 1987.

Bibliography

Hall H. R. 1913. Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc. in the British Museum, Vol. 1 Royal Scarabs. London: Harrison and Sons, Ltd.

Inscription

Mn-ḫpr

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 14 Sep 2022

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