antwerpen2306 Posted August 25, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 25, 2022 Many of us have Egyptians scarabs in their collection, so I think it is interesting to show and discuss these objects. For the date of my scarabs, I use the work of A. Rowe, A catalogue of Egyptian scarabs, Chicago, 1936. It shows many scarabs with interpretation and, very important, it gives the elements to date, so this book is also the origine of some illustrations. For dating, there are 2 possibilities : first the inscription and then the form of the scarab. The inscription gives us the most ancient date possible : if there is a mention of a Pharao, the earliest date possible is his period or later. The form of the scarab is needed to date. from A. Rowe For each part of the scarab, Rowe gives a lot of examples for dating. here a first scarab sorry, I have some problems with the photos a white steatite scarab, the base engraved with a scarab flanked by two cobras, 19.48 mm, 12 mm, 7 mm. The head and the clypeus is number 30 in Rowe's catalogue, dated Hyksos-XX° dynasty The elytra and prothorax is nr 3, XIII° Dynasty-Hyksos The side is nr 51, XIII° Dynasty-Hyksos With this elements, we can date the scarab in the period XIII° Dynasty-Hyksos, and more correct: the XV° Dynasty = a Hyksos dynasty. On the base are two uraei with a long tale, this is interpreted as a form of the name of Ra, the sungod. The scarab is the sign for hpr. The name is also Ra Kheper, an unknown Hyksos king, only known by a few scarabs; If you have scarabs, show them please. PS : sorry for the size of the photo's, but I have problems with 16 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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