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Scarab

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
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

Description

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.”

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998 - 02 Aug 2021) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Oren, Eliezer D. 1973. The Northern Cemetery of Beth Shan.. Leiden. E. J. Brill. pg. xx, 307 p. with illus., 3 fold. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 124-5, no. 2; Page 217, opposite Figure 41; Figure 51, no. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. Excavations in the Northern Cemetery Area, 1922-1931.. Unpublished manuscript. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl.28, No.4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Keel, Othmar. 2010. Corpus der Stempelsiegel-Amulette aus Palästina/Israel : von den Anfängen bis zur Perserzeit.. Freiburg. Freiburg, Schweiz. Vol. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pages 134, 135/ cat. no. 83View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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