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 BC)

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.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Winged Scarab Amulet

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 AD–332 AD

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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