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Winged scarab: E.49.1934

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A faience scarab, mouldmade and uninscribed. The scarab us pierced 5 times, to allow it to be fixed to another object. In addition to the blue glaze there is an additional coating, possibly of wax, which gives the object a patchy brown appearance. This size and number of piercings suggest that this scarab had wings attached and was therefore a heart scarab, or decorative element on a mummy shroud. Its function would have been funerary.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.04 m

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by G.F. Rogers

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Techniques used in production

Coated Mouldmade Glazed

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.49.1934
Primary reference Number: 53330
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

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

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