Accsession No.:

2011.4032
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Description

Amuletic scarab. The scarab has a baboon carved in relief on its back. The baboon is seated, with a scale-like mane. On the underside are five lines of carved hieroglyphs, separated by straight horizontal lines and enclosed by an oval border. The scarab has a hole bored through its centre from front to back.

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole: Large, amuletic scarab with immaculate carved baboon and hieroglyphs. The hieroglyphs do not make sense because that stone carver, luckily like the purchaser, was illiterate.. He would have looked around and seen hieroglyphs on a wall or other carving and fitted examples into the shape of the scarab to form a symmetric design. The written characters alone are magical. C.1500 BC.

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

Egypt, Africa

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Egyptian

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Amulet

Category

Amulet

Materials

stone

Dimensions

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