Scarab



Accession Number
EC846
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 13mm | Width: 10mm | Depth: 6mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Horse

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Description

A small white steatite scarab, engraved with the image of a horse, 13mm. Horses were not known in Egypt until the end of the Seventeenth century BCE.

Bibliography

Orly Goldwasser, 2017, 'What is a horse? Lexical Acculturation and Classification in Egyptian, Sumerian, and Nahuatl', in Tanja Pommerening and Walter Bisang (eds.) ""Classification from Antiquity to Modern Times"".