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Heart scarab: E.544.1954

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Current Location: In storage

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Green porphyry heart scarab with a highly polished surface. The base is uninscribed. The white sticker on the base is a reference to an earlier collection. There are two scarabs from the same collection that are made from the same stone. The high polish may have been added in more recent times, or is it is possible that both are modern copies or forgeries, most likely made in the mid 1800's or early 1900's.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.034 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954) by Greg, Robert, Sir

Materials used in production

green Porphyry

Techniques used in production

Carved
Polished

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.544.1954
Primary reference Number: 62614
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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