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Heart scarab of Padiese

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Heart scarab with an inscription in ten horizontal registers on its base. Traces of gold remain in the space between the legs and the base, and on the upper sufaces of the middle legs on either side.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Captain E. G. Spencer-Churchill (1876-1964); by 1966: Horace L. Mayer Collection; June 16, 1966: lent by Horace Mayer; December 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.566

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids