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Scarab

Period:
Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–17
Date:
ca. 2030–1550 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 47 (or 43?), Burial 21, Carnarvon excavations, 1912
Medium:
Blue glazed steatite
Dimensions:
L. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.631
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1912. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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