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Steatite scaraboid: E.31.1920

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Steatite scaraboid




Steatite scaraboid in the form of a fish on the top and inscribed on the base with the name of Menkheperre. There is a figure of a seated king holding a sceptre and a vulture overhead, offering protection. The object is pierced vertically through the centre.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.018 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Thompson, H., Sir

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.31.1920
Primary reference Number: 51875
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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