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Scarab

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
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

Description

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’.”

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: Page 95, no. 4; Page 203, opposite Figure 34; Figure 51, no. 2View 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 Unpublished manuscript.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.2View 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. 60.13View 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 132, 133/ cat. no. 76View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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