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Limestone heart scarab: E.309.1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Limestone heart scarab




Limestone painted heart scarab in the form of the ib (heart) sign and with a human head. The front of the object has a scarab beetle, wings and ankh sings carved; the back is undecorated, but rounded. The face is damaged or roughly carved. The subject wears a tri-partite wig that is coloured black. There are further traces of black and red pigment on the body and the face is coloured brown.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.073 m

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late Ptolemaic
Early Roman
-100 - 100

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.309.1932
Primary reference Number: 53043
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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