Scarab

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Object Name: 
Scarab
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
76.1.92
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 0.8 cm, W: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
after 1200 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Greenish-blue glass or glassy faience, cast and retouched by cutting, drilled. Delicately modeled scarab, head, wings and legs cast and probably retouched by cutting, pierced from head to back; oval underside cut with outline and three hieroglyphs read horizontally, a girdle knot, beneath is a wicker-work basket, to the right a feather. Inscription:
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 86, #160; BIB# 29547