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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2008, 09:29:37 am »

                                                         Amuletic jewelled scarab

Artist: Egyptian

Location: British Museum

Date: circa 600 BC

Materials: gold, enamel

Dimensions: length: 2.8cm


Collection of Comtesse Behague;
French private collection


Jewel in the form of a scarab beetle.
Its back is decorated with cloisons in
a pattern of horizonal and vertical
stripes frilled with dark blue enamel.

The underside has a tube which was
used for attachment to a mummy.
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