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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 BC
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"

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