Funerary Scarab Wing
Faience wing from a funerary scarab with holes for sewing on to mummy bandages or bead netting placed over the mummy. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface dirt, worn, label adhered to surface. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no.65454: PECTORAL SCARAB Winged, faience, blue. Scarab is perforated in two places on each side, for attachement of wings and at the top and bottom. The wings are perforated in three places. Faint markings can be seen on the right wing. Scarab 2" x 1 3/8. Each wing 1 3/16 "x 1 1/16"; Purchased at Sotheby's, London,12 November 1928 Lot 227/23: "Three pectoral Scarabs; a Thread Reel; fourteen Utchat Amulets; and five others".