Scarab Set in a Ring Bezel
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Thutmose I–Thutmose III
- ca. 1504–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Burial 59A, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
- Glazed steatite, electrum
- L. 1.6 cm × W. 1 cm × H. 0.7 cm (5/8 × 3/8 × 1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
- Accession Number:
A giraffe is the central image on the base of this scarab, which was once part of a ring. This animal was associated with prophecy. Thus, the giraffe, in combination with the heiroglyphs on either side of it, predicted a "life of all good things" for the scarab's owner.