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Heart scarab

The scarab is well modeled, with striated wing cases. The base is uninscribed.


Beseriani Collection, Naples; Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer,

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dark stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids