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Object Number:29-104-32
Current Location: Canaan and Israel Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Room 1232, Level IX
Period: Late Bronze IB
Late bronze IIA
Date Made: 1470-1300 BCE
Early Date: -1470
Late Date: -1300
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Amethyst
Iconography:Senwosret I
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:27-10-45 - Field No SF

Description

Amethyst. With name of Sesostris I, around which is a spiral pattern. Hole bored from both ends.

Rowe: "A beautiful amethyst scarab dating to somewhere about the same period as these graves found in No. IX city level n 1927; this bore the name of Sesostris I of the Xiith Dynasty (1970 - 1935 BC), and came from the inner sancutary of the temple of the god Mekal"

Bibliography:

[Book] Rowe, Alan J. 1930. The Topography and History of Beth-Shan.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 34, No. 1; Pages 9 and 11View 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 96, 97/ cat. no. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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