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Faience winged scarab


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Title/s

Faience winged scarab

Category

scarab

Name

scarab

Description

with wings (separate), pierced. The Egyptian word for a dung beetle means 'coming into being'. It was used to symbolise rebirth into the afterlife.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 13.2 cm

Period

Ptolemaic

Date

332 B.C. — 30 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Whyte, Edward Towry 1932 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

faience

Accession Number

E.133.1932 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 52865; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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