Pectoral in the Form of a Winged Scarab
JE 61886 Cairo Antiquity Museum
Material: Gold, Carnelian, Turquoise, Green Feldspar, Lapis Lazuli, Calcite
Size: Height 9 cm; Width 10.5 cm
Location: Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun's Tomb
Excavation: Discovered by Howard Carter in 1922
Period: 18th Dynasty reign of Tutankhamun (1333-1323 BC)
This is, of course, part of a large cache of items found by Howard Carter. It was discovered with many other pieces of jewelry in a box inlaid with ebony and ivory. In the usual style of the jewelry belonging to Tutankhamun, this pectoral features a series of iconographical elements of great symbolic value, such as the scarab rendered in lapis lazuli. See also his collection.
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