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Steatite scaraboid: E.GA.1487.1943

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Titles

Steatite scaraboid

Description

Steatite scaraboid in the form of a cowrie shell. There are traces of glaze on the surface. The base is inscribed with figure of Bes, between two cartouches of Menkheperre and two cobras. The object is pierced lengthways through the centre.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.0425 m
Width: 0.025 m

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Materials used in production

Steatite

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.1487.1943
Primary reference Number: 55898
Oldadmincategory: SC
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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