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Gabbro heart scarab: E.A.8

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Gabbro heart scarab


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.

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

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  • Egypt

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Identification numbers

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