Plaque (Scarab)

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Object Name: 
Plaque (Scarab)
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Overall H: 19.5 cm, W: 22.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Zakaria El-Konani
Primary Description: 
Colorless with overlays of transparent light blue, translucent dark blue, and translucent yellow with brown streaks; several layers slumped into open mold. Plaque: heart-shaped. Decorated with dark blue beetle in low relief, seen from above, facing top; front limbs extended to grasp yellow disk with brown streaks; areas between limbs and head are also yellow, as are areas between back limbs; on either side of beetle and extended upward on either side of disk, open "wings" with many feathers (beetle's wing-cases are folded).
El-Konani, Zakaria Sadek (Egyptian, b. 1920), Source