Heart Scarab

Egyptian, Thebes, Egypt, Africa

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New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)

Light-colored stone coated with black, inscription in white paint

Overall: 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in. (5.5 x 4.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

13.157.4112

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

2000-1000 BCE

Object Name

Funerary Equipment

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Text: Most likely a spell from the Book of the Dead

Course History

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

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

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

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

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

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

Found in the collection; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red # 13.1146; glass plate negative #: 27B46

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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