Scarab card

Scarab

M12583b

On display

Scarab carved from amethyst (very pale blue and pure in colour) with details clearly shown. Elytron (wing cases) are marked with vertical hatch line pattern, sugesting a later date than the Middle Kingdom. Rather like a naturalistic style scarab but has a plain base. Pierced through the length. A number is marked in black on the base of the scarab, only the first numbers are legible and read "12.583" or "12.585", the number below is illegible.