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Frit scarab: E.31a.1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Frit scarab

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Description

Frit scarab with separate base (E.31b.1904). The scarab body is hollow and the object was mouldmade in this way. The surface is covered in a black substance that resembles boot polish; this was sometimes added to Egyptian stone objects in the 1900's.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.075 m
Width: 0.05 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Materials used in production

Frit

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.31a.1904
Primary reference Number: 50856
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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