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Winged scarab: E.717.1954

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Current Location: In storage




Frit scarab with 6 holes pierced around the edges in order to attach wings and to attach the object to another. The base is uninscribed and the wings are now missing. There are two labels on the base, the first indicates the shop where the scarab was bought in Cairo : N. Tano Antiquities; and the second refers to the previous collection.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.026 m
Length: 0.07 m
Width: 0.049 m

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.717.1954
Primary reference Number: 62790
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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