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Basalt scaraboid: E.34.1932

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Current Location: In storage


Basalt scaraboid




Basalt scaraboid, in the form of the Egyptian hieroglyph for a heart. This type of scaboid was used in a funerary context. The object was originally covered in gold leaf and resin; traces of both remian on the surface. Inscribed on the base with a spell and with two lines of inscribed hieroglyphs on the top. The top of the scarab is pierced.

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Length: 0.065 m
Width: 0.048 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.34.1932
Primary reference Number: 52765
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 May 2021

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

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