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Object Number:29-104-5
Current Location: Eastern Mediterranean Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: CN II, 59/x-8; Class B
Period: Middle Bronze Age
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 0.9 cm
Length: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:1571 - Field No SF


White steatite, yellowish traces of glaze. On the base are 2 crude cartouches, one above the other, each containing a name. On either side of the cartouches is the legend: "Royal, beautiful, life."

Oren: Page 94:

“Description: White steatite with traces of yellow glaze.

Head: Trapezoidal, curved into pronotum, a dividing line between head and clypeus where horn is marked. Clypeus notched.

Back: Plan, except for side notches to indicate beginning of elytra.Design: In the center are two incomplete cartouches above one another. Each contains four signs or formulae. Flanking the cartouches are hieroglyphic signs in pairs, reading from top to bottom, n-sw nfr t’nh. The layout of these supporting signs is matched n a scarab from Tomb 1766 at Tell el-Ajjul and again the data available would be consistent with the use of this scarab in the reign of Mayebre Sheshi or one of his immediate successors.”

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Eastern Mediterranean Gallery: Crossroads of Culture (19 Nov 2022) View Objects in Exhibition


[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: Page 59, no. 2; Page 187, opposite Figure 26; Figure 51, no. 7View 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 Unpublished manuscript.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.7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McGovern, Patrick E., and James, Frances W. 1993. The Late Bronze Egyptian Garrison at Beth Shan: A Study of Levels VII and VIII.. Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania Museum Monograph. Vol. II. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 62.7View 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 130, 131/ cat. no. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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