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March 03 2015

MerelyGifted
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Big giant scarab statue at the Temple of Karnak, thanks to King Amenhotep III aka Amenhotep The Great

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May 27 2014

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January 16 2014

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Another personal favorite, a giant stone scarab.

   Via Picasa - Beth - British Museum

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Giant stone scarab from the British Museum.

   Via Picasa - Richard Romano

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July 27 2013

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The ancient Egyptians believed that the dung beetle, the Scarabaeus sacer, was one of the manifestations of the sun god. Representations of these beetles were used as amulets, and for ritual or administrative purposes. This small, red carnelian scarab has a vertically arranged bottom inscription, which consists of three lines of right reading text with a cartouche in the center. An oval line frames the inscription. The text contains the name and title of crown princess Neferure, daughter of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and a formula wishing her life. The highest point of the back is the pronotum (dorsal plate of the prothorax). Pronotum and elytron (wing cases) have fine single borderlines and double separation lines. The lines flow is almost regular, only the partition lines between pronotum and elytron overlap slightly. The trapezoidal head is flanked by quarter-ovoid eyes. The trapezoidal side plates have curved outer edges, and the clypeus (front plate), which is very large in comparison to the head, has four frontal serrations and a central base notch. The extremities show natural form and vertical hatch lines for the tibial teeth and pilosity (hair), the background between the legs is deeply hollowed out. The oval base is symmetrical. The scarab is longitudinally pierced, and was originally mounted or threaded. It functions as a name seal and user-individualized amulet of crown princess Neferure. The scarab should secure the individual’s existence (wish formula: “who may live"), divine relation (title: “divine consort"), and royal status (cartouche) of the crown princess, and the red color her magic protection. The material, carnelian, was especially used for protective amulets and the Egyptians believed that it would intensify the magical potency. The scarab could have been a personal amulet of the princess, but it is also possible that it was given to a private person to guarantee the crown princess’ patronage. Scarabs made of dark red carnelian were popular for the female members of the court in early 18th Dynasty.
Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
[Translation] Name of the crown princess Neferure in a cartouche, combined with the princess’ title and a wish formula: Divine consort: / Neferu-Re, / who may live.
Acquired by Henry Walters

via Scarab of Neferu-Re · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art

November 18 2012

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dwellerinthelibrary:

tomb-and-temple:

By Thomas Small

“Inspired by the artwork upon the coffins of the Ancient Egyptian priest, Nesyamun.”

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aboutegypt:

Khépri (by __Rico__)

I would love meeting this giant scarab of Amenhotep III. Could I travel back in time, one of the many things I'd wanna do in Egypt is to see this wonderful thing being made & installed. :D
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September 30 2012

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backthenillustrated:

from “Käfervolk” by Dr. Kurt Floericke, 1924

September 08 2012

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Scarab of Amenhotep I

1514–1493 B.C.E.

Height x width x length: 1.6 x 2.4 x 3 cm (5/8 x 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Glazed steatite
Type, sub-type: Egyptian
New Kingdom Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep I
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Steatite scarab, green-glazed with brown discolorations; beetle entirely undercut and raised above the base plate; hole between feet fore and aft; base plate decorated with sunk relief and inscription, including name of Amenhotep I.

Via MFA Educators: Egyptian Artwork Slideshow

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Sadigh Gallery Ancient Egyptian Heart Scarab

Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. At the bottom, seven lines of hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols, with a winged scarab, a cartouche, and Egyptian symbols on the top. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found “True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. Unusually large and beautiful. 18th Dynasty.

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Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. At the bottom, a cartouche, with incised lines on the top. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found “True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. 26th Dynasty.
Size: 3” x 2”
Date: 663-525 BCE

(via Scarabs)

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August 27 2012

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The Metropolitan Museum’s Egyptian Expedition discovered eight of the eleven foundation deposits that can be associated with Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri. Three of these were found along the front wall of the temple’s lower courtyard and these contained a total of 299 scarabs and seal-amulets. This example is the largest and most elaborately carved. Unlike other scarabs in the group, the body of the beetle has been partially separated from the base. The inscription on the base combines the pharaoh’s personal name, Hatshepsut, with the epithet “United with Amun.” A triangular repair is also visible in the upper right-hand side of the base and a small ankh hieroglyph (life) may be seen in the lower right….

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Scarab Inscribed “Hatshepsut, United with Amun”)

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Articulated Scarab Amulet
Egyptian, Faience, 18th - 20th Dynasty (1570 B.C.E. - 1070 B.C.E.) “…this scarab is designed to protect the mummy from harm. This particular example is extraordinary because of the fine level of craftsmanship used in constructing the legs of the beetle. The spell on the reverse is one of protection with a large cobra threatening death for disturbing the body. This specimen was recovered at Memphis.”


Sounds perfectly reasonable.

Where do I get mine, and does it work against spammers?

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