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Heart scarab

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Black steatite. On the back of the scarab, in the middle of the prothorax, a moon disc on a crescent is depicted, flanked by two wedjat eyes. The left elythron shows Osiris; the right elythron shows the falcon-headed god Re, who wears a uraeus sun disk on his head. On his knees is an ankh...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, New Kingdom,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: 6.0 cm, W: 4.2 cm, H: 2.5 cm

Accession Number

22.1067

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids