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ID number:  ECM 892
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Scarab
Object type:  Amulet
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Likely Ramesside Period (ca. 1295-1069 BCE)
Collector:  Newberry, Percy Edward
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 2.51 cm x 1.83 cm x 1.05 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Faience scarab carved with an open back. The base depicts a uraeus with solar disc on the right and a Seth-headed figure on the left. Longitudinal piercing.

Bibliography:  For further discussion, see: Adderley, N. 2012. Scarabs: Appeals for Protection and Resurrection - available online at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/connections/Essays/NAdderley.aspx

Notes:  This scarab depicts the god Seth facing a uraeus below a sun disc. The sun disc may represent the god Re and the uraeus the god Wadjet, or perhaps may represent the authority of kingship more generally. These religious symbols likely point to its production in the Ramesside period when the importance of the Seth cult was most prominent.

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