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Scarab
1400 BCE-1186 BCE

Medium
steatite
Measurements
0.8 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D123-1994
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1994
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A small, domed scarab on a low pedestal. The head is cut in a triangular fashion with the eyes as small squares on either side. No body divisions are indicated except for two small nicks on either side of the back where the line between the elytra and prothorax would have been. The legs are shown as a band of varying width around the side with roughly incised marks. The underside is decorated with a central Hathor-headed sistrum, flanked by two uraeii. Perforated lengthwise.