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Scarab

Object Number:
E13055
Current Location:
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made:
1539-1292 BC
Early Date:
-1540
Late Date:
-1291
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Gold
Steatite
Glaze
Technique:
Glazed
Description:
A green-glazed, steatite seal, carved in the form of a scarab beetle is pierced longitudinally and mounted in a gold setting that formed the bezel of a ring. The gold eyelets of the mounting were once threaded with gold wire, which allowed the seal to rotate.
Height:
2.2cm
Width:
1.58cm
Depth:
0.95cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
467   -   Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-467   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Amarna: Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun (12 Nov 2006)
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Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)
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Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 195
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[Book] Silverman, David P., et al. 2006. Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Revolution and Restoration. : Page/Fig./Plate: 149, fig. 134,135
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