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Glazed Scorpion: E.18.1898

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Titles

Glazed Scorpion

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Faience figure in the form of a scorpion. Possibly a reference to the Scorpion King, who ruled Egypt before Narmer- the first king of Egypt whose name that we know. These animals are both dangerous and protectors. In this royal context they were no doubt the latter. Faience is a glazed material that was mouldmade. It was commonly used in ancient Egypt.

Measurements and weight

Length: 4.7 cm
Width: 7 cm

Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898)

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 BC - About 2500 -2500 BC

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.18.1898
Primary reference Number: 49559
Oldadmincategory: FG
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Figurine" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/49559 Accessed: 2021-11-30 18:53:36

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