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Heart scarab: E.134.1932

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A mouldmade faience scarab with five lines of text on the base. There is a single pierced hole through the centre. There are traces of resin in the inscription. The pencil mark on the back of the scarab reads SAK (perhaps Saqqara) and XXII (perhaps a reference to Dynasty 22) and there is a second ink mark reading GWF 1891. This is a reference to the collection that the object belonged to before it came into the museum. The red star and number 778 are also a reference to the catalogue of the its former owner E.T. Whyte.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.075 m

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  • Saqqara

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Edward Towry White

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Techniques used in production

Glazed : Mouldmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.134.1932
Primary reference Number: 52866
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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