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BEETLE OF THE GODS

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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



Provenance:

Collection of Comtesse Behague;
French private collection



Description:

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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