- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
- Object Types
- Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Jewellery, Pectoral | Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab, Heart scarab
- Height: 62mm | Width: 62mm | Depth: 20mm
- Number of Elements
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A square plaque made of faience with a scarab inserted in one side. It has a hole through the top as though it was worn as a pendant. This item may be a fake. If genuine, it appears in the tradition of heart scarabs inserted into pectorals in the shape of pylons. These objects are funerary and may be intended to show Khepri emerging from the pylon gates. Gateways, particularly those of the temple pylon seem to represent the gateway to the cosmos, the horizon. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction from the MacGregor collection in 1922.
- Wellcome Number
- Previous Owners
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937)
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 25 Oct 2020