From: Israel | Beth Shean

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-104-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Israel | Beth Shean
Archaeology Area CN II, 42/x-1;Class B
Period Middle Bronze Age
Section Near Eastern
Materials Steatite
Technique Glazed

White steatite, yellow remains of glaze. Base chipped and divided into two registers.

Oren: "Scarab" “Description: Steatite with yellowish glaze.

Head: Curved at base, opening up to clypeus, notched; horn marked.

Back: Plain, except for side notches to indicate beginning of elytra.

Design: The base is engraved with a simple symmetric design of three hieroglyphs above and below a double line dividing the field across the center. Above, an ‘nh sign takes the central place between two n-sw (the sedge plant of Upper Egypt) signs and below: a dd sign of stability is flanked by two further signs of ‘life’.”

Height 0.8 cm
Length 1.5 cm
Width 1 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number 1557 - Field No SF

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