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Gilded glass scarab: E.GA.1440.1943

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Gilded glass scarab




Glass heart scarab with traces of gilding and resin on the surface. The base is uninscribed and only the rear part survives. It is possible that this scarab was originally placed in a gold base.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.026 m
Width: 0.039 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.1440.1943
Primary reference Number: 55851
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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