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Heart Scarab

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Serecite?
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E., or much later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19, or much later
    PERIOD In the style of the New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 × 1 5/16 × 1 15/16 in. (2.2 × 3.3 × 4.9 cm) Weight: 0.1 lb. (61.4 g)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.490E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Heart Scarab, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E., or much later. Serecite?, 7/8 × 1 5/16 × 1 15/16 in. (2.2 × 3.3 × 4.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.490E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.490E_negA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE top, CUR.37.490E_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A light yellow-beige serecite heart scarab with deep brown incrustation. The scarab is uninscribed. The clypeus is notched. The front edge of the head curved slightly towards the rear. The eyes are indicated. The rear edge of the prothorax is rounded. The prothorax is separated from the elytra by a double line the rear one on each side curving towards the rear near the center of the back. These lines continue down the back to separate the wing cases from each other. They then curve back up and around along the outer edge of the wing cases. The legs are given in relief; and the hairs on the front legs are indicated. The scarab is not pierced for suspension. Condition: Small nicks and scratches; darkening in hollows; white incrustation by legs.
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