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Winged scarab: E.4.1936

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Current Location: In storage




Faience winged scarab beetle with separate wings. The parts were mouldmade, glazed and fired. The base is uninscribed. The wing would have been fastened onto the body with reeds. This type of scarab was found in funerary contexts, placed on the body of the deceased.

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Length: 0.074 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by McCleod, Mrs

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Beetle Length 0.032 m Width 0.025 m

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Accession number: E.4.1936
Primary reference Number: 53542
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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