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Scarab

Object Number:29-104-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: CN II, 7; Class D
Period: Early Iron Age
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steatite
Technique:Glaze
Iconography:Lotus?
Inscription
Height: 0.8 cm
Length: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:858 - Field No SF

Description

White steatite, brown remains of glaze. Inscribed: Amen Re (?) Lord. A lotus (?) plant overhangs the inscription.

Oren: “Scarab.”

“Description: White steatite with traces of yellow glaze. Prothorax and wing-case indicated with sun-disc on each side of the elytra.

Design. The sign Amen-Ra followed by a horizontal line with several vertical strokes; on the top and bottom are neb signs. The scarab is assigned by Rowe in the field catalogue to the late XVIIIth or XIXth 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: Page 125, no. 3; Page 217, opposite Figure 41; Figure 51, no. 13View 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 Unpublished manuscript.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.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 134, 135/ cat. no. 84View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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