Naturalistic Scarab



Scarab with beetle-formed underside, carved from diorite stone. It has been finished rather roughly, but the essential details have been included. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy in the thoracic region. 1 of 32 amulets removed from a mummy on the 8th of December 1966 at Aintree University Hospital. The mummy was in a damaged state and its accession history had been lost. The mummy was first X-rayed then cut apart for research purposes.