Naturalistic Scarab



Scarab with beetle-formed underside carved from diorite. Larger and better made than 1967.60e & j. Lines to separate head, thorax and wing cases have been added. It 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.