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Faience winged scarab: E.133.1932

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Titles

Faience winged scarab

Description

With wings (separate), pierced. The Egyptian word for a dung beetle means 'coming into being'. It was used to symbolise rebirth into the afterlife.

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.2 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry

Dating

Ptolemaic
-332 - -30

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.133.1932
Primary reference Number: 52865
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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