Mummy Scarab

Egyptian, Ptolemic Period, Egypt, Africa

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Ptolemaic Period (350-1 BCE)

Gold sheet

Overall: 5/16 x 1 x 13/16 in. (0.8 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Class of 1962

990.15.27081

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Funerary Equipment

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Base, legend stamped: “Menkheperre,” flanked by uraeii

Course History

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

Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc. Auction III, Item 14, February 1978; Harmer Rooke Numismatists, Ltd, New York, 1982; Virginia Williamson, 1982-1990; given to present collection, 1990.

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