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Steatite scarab: E.GA.1449.1943

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Steatite scarab


Glazed steatite heart scarab with only the forepart preserved. The base is inscribed with 4 lines of text, which are difficult to read on account of the thickness of the glaze. The signs that can be distinguished suggest that this is a commemorative scarab of a type associated with Amenhotep III.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.025 m
Width: 0.021 m

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved Glazed

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.1449.1943
Primary reference Number: 55860
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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