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Scarab

Object Number:E13055
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made: 1539-1292 BCE
Early Date: -1540
Late Date: -1291
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Gold
Steatite
Glaze
Technique:Glazed
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 2.2 cm
Width: 1.58 cm
Depth: 0.95 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:467 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-467 - Old Museum Number

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 195View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W., and Silverman, David P. 2006. Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Revolution and Restoration.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 149, fig. 134,135View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 695, #467View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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