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Openwork scarab with a woven-pattern design base

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This scarab, once in the Textile and Fashion Arts Department, is mounted in a gold cravat setting (broken pin). The scarab is unique in that the beetle is raised on its base, probably in imitation of scarab made of precious metal. the back is fined carved with a double line separating the...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


3.7 x 2.5 x .8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 x 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids