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Winged Scarab Amulet

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Late Period (664–332 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

A scarab amulet was often placed over the heart of a mummy to act as its protector. The wings allowed the scarab to join the daily rising and setting of the sun, a cycle that was equated with eternal death and rebirth.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Winged Scarab Amulet

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

6.4 × 13 × 0.6 cm (2 1/2 × 5 1/8 × 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.231

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