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c. 712 BCE - 332 BCE
8th-4th C. BCE
11/16 x 1-5/16 x 2-3/8 in. (1.7 x 3.4 x 6 cm)
Stanford Family Collection
Currently On View
No original catalog card. No provenance information on newer card (A. Lessenger 09/2013).
The Sacred Beetle, John Ward
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Use for art produced for rituals commemorating the dead and for art produced as an individual expression of grief.
Representations or images of a beetle, much used among the ancient Egyptians, such as for seals, symbols, or amulets. RHDEL2
Use for lettering marked on something, especially for documentation or commemoration. On prints, the specific information lettered on the print, not usually part of a larger text. Regarding material from the ancient period, includes most preserved written matter of any length, other than papyri. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)." [February 1993 lead-in term added. November 1992 descriptor moved. June 1992 scope note changed. January 1991 scope note added.]
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