<em>Winged Scarab</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (1.2 x 2.7 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 15.523. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x249.42_wwgA-3.jpg)

Winged Scarab

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (1.2 x 2.7 x 3.3 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 15.523

Image: CUR.x249.42_wwgA-3.jpg,West Wing gallery A-3 installation

Catalogue Description:
Blue. With separate wings. Scarab in blue glazed faience, with separate wings, the details of the latter carefully marked with primary and secondary feathering, and attached with modern string. The scarab is pierced top and bottom and on both sides for the attachment of the wings. Back: clypeus notched, plate (hatched), head and eyes marked. A single line between the elytra, descending to the base, a single line between the prothorax and elytra. The elytra are striated. Side: legs molded in bold relief, all feathered. The tip of each of the wings is pierced.

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