Scarab

Egyptian, Thebes, Egypt, Africa

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about 663-343 BCE

Pottery with green glaze

Overall: 7/8 x 7/8 in. (2.17 x 2.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW

12.2.488

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Personal Symbol: Scarab

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Crocodile and ankh sign

Course History

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21- November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25- March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24- August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992- January 3, 1993, naturalia no. n156.

Provenance

Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

Old Number

Red No. 12.484; glass plate negative #: 28B23

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