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Gabbro heart scarab: E.A.8

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Titles

Gabbro heart scarab

Description

Gabbro heart amulet with a human head, and body in form of the hieroglyph of the "ib"-heart. The head wears a tri-partite wig and the facial features suggest that the object is Late Period in date. There is a metal pin at the back of the head, although this appears to be modern.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.026 m
Length: 0.074 m
Width: 0.046 m

Relative size of this object

7.4 cm2.6 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Egypt

Materials used in production

Gabbro

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.A.8
Primary reference Number: 63675
Oldadmincategory: A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Gabbro heart scarab" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/63675 Accessed: 2022-07-06 13:57:23

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