Timely and suggestive, and well calculated to raise the minds of men from the
perplexing material aspects of the present conflicts. " Belfast Witness.
We highly commend this book to our readers. What is said is fearless and thorough,
and exactly what peop
the ointment, having first made it pure and clean, and
offer it up in the incense with kyphi and myrrh ; leave
the ring for three days and take it out and put it in a safe
place. At the celebration let there lie near at hand some
pure loaves, and such fru
skill and thought to bear upon the matter, and he sets
about his work in a systematic way. He has seen what
the old faience scarabs are made of, and he can now make
a paste very much like that of which they are made.
From the old broken ushabtiu figures,
Psemthek I. (Psammetichus). Scarabs fairly common.
They are to be found in nearly all important public and
Nekau (Necho), son of Psemthek I., who defeated Josiah,
king of Judah, at Megiddo. Scarabs very rare : 1 with Sut
other is at Alnwick. There is a third in the B.M.
Set-nekht. Scarabs rare. One with Suten bat name is
in the Cairo Mus. ; another, with Son of Ra name, was until
recently in a Luxor dealer's hands.
Queen Ta-usert. Scarabs rare. Mr. Newberry is
" The art of glazing," says Petrie, " greatly deteriorated
after the eighteenth dynasty, and far the larger part of
succeeding scarabs have lost all traces of their original
colours, and are now mere browns and greys
Scarabs, p. 8).
these wild cattle with a net (?) and a dyke, and his Majesty then
ordered that these wild cattle should be counted (?) in their
entirety, and the number of them amounted to, wild cattle
190. The number of wild cattle which his Majesty brought in
1. Lion Hunt Scarab. About 40 specimens known, each
running to 8 lines of hieroglyphs. The inscription, starting
with the full title and names of Amen-hetep III. and his wife
Thi, continues thus :
" Number of the lions brought by his
majesty in his own sh
light blue glaze with gold lines. It hangs from a flexible gold
chain terminating in goose heads of the same precious metal.
This precious jewel was found in the coffin of queen Aah-hetep
at Draa-abul-Nega, but had been probably hidden there by
Ra-User-mer I-qeb-her (?) Specimens of scarabs in the
Grant, Chauncy Murch, Petrie and other Colls. : one in the
Nehsi, " the Eldest Royal Son "
; a prince : scarab
MacGregor Coll. : others with Son of Ra title in Petrie and
Shesha, a prince. Scarabs in B.M.
Neb-neteru. Scarab in B.M.
Seketi, a prince. ditto.
Nub meri, a princess, ditto.
Ra-neb-tet, a king (?). ditto.
The following are royal names on scarabs which Newberry
style. A specimen in the Berlin Mus. contains the Suten bat
name Ra-en-Maat and Ra-nefer together. A glazed steatite
bar in the B.M. bears the inscription " Ra-en-Maat, giving life
for ever." Cylinders of the king are also far from rare. One
in the B.M. b
Ra-meri-ab Khati. One scarab, in the Louvre. Scarabs,
and little else, are also known of the following kings of these
two dynasties : Ra-maa-ab (B.M. and Cairo Mus.) ; Ra-sekha-en
(B.M. and Petrie Coll.) ; Ra-nub-taui (B.M.) ; Ra-aa-hetep
panied by the statement that he is ' beloved of Sebek ' of
some specified locality " (Scarabs, p. 54). The glazes of
the twelfth dynasty are very fine, but they have often
decomposed. " Blue is a special colour," says Petrie, "
it is in the sculptu
reigned king and his scarabs are among the rarest. Cylinder
in Petrie Coll.
Ra-User-en An. Scarabs not common ; unless, as some
suppose, the single fish hieroglyph which is met with aoclclaysionon
old scarabs is meant for a reading of his name : certainly
Khufu. Scarabs not very rare. From their swhoirkp,mansays
Petrie, who illustrates no less than 8 in Historical
Scarabs, they are probably contemporary. There are 2 in the
Fraser Coll. ; B.M. 1 ; Grant Coll. 1.
Sneferu. Glazed steatite scarab i
Dr. Budge has long contended for a later date for all
Old Kingdom scarabs, while Professor Petrie, a leading
authority on the other side, is equally persuaded of their
contemporariness. Falling into line, therefore, with the
guarded statement of Dr. Budge
and paste. The best class were made of fine hard green
basalt, and were frequently fixed in a gold setting and
hung from the neck by a fine gold wire. The large ones
were known as Heart scarabs (Fig. 5), as supplying the
place of the heart of the deceased
seal ring denoted
power over property.
All faience seal rings should probably be
treated as amulets, as well as the quite small models in
gold, lazuli and bronze.
Scarabaeus is the name of a genus
of Coprinae, and the
typical one of Scarabaeidae.