<em>Uninscribed Scarab</em>, ca. 1539-332 B.C.E. Rock crystal, 3/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1 × 1.3 × 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.510E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.510E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Uninscribed Scarab

Medium: Rock crystal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1 × 1.3 × 1.8 cm)


Accession Number: 37.510E

Image: CUR.37.510E_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Uninscribed scarab of clear rock crystal. The scarab has a small head which is set into the prothorax. Both the front and the rear edges of the head are curved, the curve of the front edge of the prothorax. The clypeus is lunate-shaped, and notched. The rear edge of the prothorax is straight, and separated from the elytra by a single line. The wing cases are separated from each other by a groove. The scarab is pierced from front to rear for suspension. The legs are indicated, on the sides, by grooves. Condition: Chipped and incrusted.

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