CollectionABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object NameScarab
Object NumberABDUA:81116
Other Number1; 51116
Other Number Typecollection Number, previous ABDUA
PeriodLate Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty
Brief DescriptionScarab, glazed ware, the surface is divided into two compartments by what appears to be a papyrus column. The inscription on the right hand side seems to mention the titles which belong to a king's daughter "sat nesw". The inscriptions on the left hand side contain the name of the princess. Label states "XIII- XIV Dynasty , Ptah Hor Bau, The kings eldest Daughter, P 355". In pencil is the number "12".
Content DescriptionScarab of the princess Werbauptah. Scarab is executed in the same style as two scarabs of the princess Reditenptah (Metropolitan Museum 09.180.1207 and Macclesfield Collection 1758.77)
DimensionsL: 26mm, W: 18mm, H: 11mm.
MaterialsGlazed steatite
Place KeyAfrica, Egypt
Field CollectorGrant, James Dr Bey
Object History Note1 label in drawer states "Petrie's Chronology, I Dynasty, Thinite, 8 Kings,{ 4777 to 4514 BC } 263 years". Another label states " I Dynasty Thinite {4803 to 4550 BC} 353 years".
Aquisition SourceGrant, James Dr Bey
Aquisition NoteLetter dated 04.05.39 in the James Grant Bey general archival file (brown box), states " Donated along with other items by Mrs Florence S. Grant (Widow of Dr. Grant Bey) in 1939". See also"Value for insurance purposes...." "large collection of scarabs (about 1000)" note written beside quote in pencil "1142 in case".
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