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Scarab: E.712.1954

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Current Location: In storage

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Limestone scarab with an uninscribed base. A core has been drilled through the centre and then re-filled with the original stone. The blue veins are untypical of Egyptian limestone and this in addition to the carving and size of this object suggest that it may be an 18th or 19th century copy or forgery. The sticker on the base is a reference to a previous collection.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.016 m
Length: 0.039 m
Width: 0.024 m

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.712.1954
Primary reference Number: 62785
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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