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Carnelian scarab: E.680.1954

Object information

Titles

Carnelian scarab

Description

Carnelian scarab with an uninscribed base. this type of scarab often formed part of a necklace and so acted as an amulet. Such necklaces were often found in graves, although is is likely that the deceased person had and wore this object during their lifetime.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.022 m
Width: 0.009 m

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

Carnelian

Techniques used in production

Carved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.680.1954
Primary reference Number: 62753
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Carnelian scarab" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/62753 Accessed: 2022-05-25 17:37:26

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