Heart scarab of Padiese

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.566

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Heart scarab with an inscription in ten horizontal registers on its base. Traces of gold remain in the space between the legs and the base, and on the upper sufaces of the middle legs on either side.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Captain E. G. Spencer-Churchill (1876-1964); by 1966: Horace L. Mayer Collection; June 16, 1966: lent by Horace Mayer; December 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer