From: Israel | Beth Shean

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-104-7
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Egyptian
Provenience Israel | Beth Shean
Archaeology Area CN II, 7; Class D
Section Near Eastern
Materials Frit
Iconography Ptah

Blue frit. Bearing a figure of Ptah holding a was sceptre, before which are two djed pillars below two other obscure signs.

Oren: “Scarab.”

“Description: Blue frit. Porthorax and wing-case indicated, with head trapezoidal, two eyes outside and triangles on elytra.

Design: The winged disc of Behdet of Edfu on the top, and below the god Ptah holding a was scepter with a double djed in front. Similar scenes usually depict two ba-birds or soul birds, which are replaced here by a twisted cord and a man. Memphitic themes are generally Ramesside, and this particular scarab is assigned by Rowe in the field catalogue to the late XVIIIth or XIX Dynasty.”

Height 0.9 cm
Length 1.4 cm
Width 1.1 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number 859 - Field No SF

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