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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.


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.

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids