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Scarab (fake)
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04862
  • Object nameAmulet (jewelry)
  • TitleScarab (fake)
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date (uncertain)
  • PeriodModern period (Egypt) (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 8 cm, Width: 5,6 cm, Depth: 2,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This large scarab in blue-green glazed steatite shows, on the base, a scene with two fighting bulls. Above them are two large birds with a crest, on each side of a large solar disk. Below the figures, a “nb” basket, partly preserved. This is a modern scarab, probably produced in the 19th century.