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Uninscribed Scaraboid Bead

This uninscribed scaraboid bead was found near the remains of a small basket inside the coffin of a man named Amenemhat. The basket had been placed near the head of Amenemhat's mummy and seems to have contained more some 400 mostly uninscribed scarabs and a variety of other beads.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1935...

c. 1504-1447 B.C.
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020

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