Scarab Inscribed with a Blessing Related to Bastet

New Kingdom or later

New Kingdom or later

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

The underside is inscribed with hieroglyphs forming the blessing ‘(may) Bastet give life and good (things)’. Scarabs bearing wishes and blessings related to divinities whose protection individuals wished to summon are particular popular during the (late) New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1295-664 B.C.).

Scarab Inscribed with a Blessing Related to Bastet, Faience

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