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ID number:  ECM 1124
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Scarab
Object type:  Amulet
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Twenty-Sixth Dynasty (ca. 664-525 BCE) or later
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Obsidian
Measurements:  overall: 1.64 cm x 1.35 cm x 0.91 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Scarab amulet of made of obsidian with an unpolished surface. The body is finely carved and the underside displays the legs naturalistically rendered rather than with a base design. The scarab is pierced horizontally rather longitudinally.

Notes:  Unlike most other scarabs, this 'naturalistic' scarab's base was carved to look like the underside of a dung beetle rather than being left flat or incised with a motif. This style of scarab amulet was found from the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty and later.

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Myers, William Joseph
British
1858-08
1899-10-30
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