Scarab



Hilton Price Number
HP187
Current Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Accession Number
26.7.86
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
Period
Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Seventeenth Dynasty
Ruler
Sobekemsaf I
Materials
Metals/alloys (Gold) | Stone/minerals (Jasper)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 2.5cm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Dark green basalt Scarab, set In a gold covering, upon which is inscribed [hieroglyphs] Neter nefer Sebek-em-sa-f ṭā ānx, "Beautiful god, Sebek-em-sa-f, giver of life," surrounded by a linear ornament. Very fine work. L. I in.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. [p. 27] Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy. [p. 122, pl. XXII]

Link To Museum Catalogue

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/549519

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 17 Aug 2021

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