Scarab beads



Accession Number
AB4a
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height: 10mm | Width: 8mm | Depth: 5mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Scarab

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Description

A small brown-green faience scarab bead, inscribed with several hieroglyphs, including an ankh. Possibly from Abydos. It was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. Subsequently, it was gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press.

Last modified: 08 Nov 2020

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