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Winged funerary scarab

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This funerary amulet is in the form of a winged scarab. It is a composite of three pieces: a central scarab beetle and two attachable wings. It is made of faience with greenish-blue glaze that is heavily worn especially on top surfaces. Details remain fairly clear on most surfaces, however,...

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Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30 (?), 380–332 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1092

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings