Re: [Ancientartifacts] replacement of the beetle with horus, baboon, other animals on scarabs

Hi Geoff,
What is in the one book by Percy Newberry, he has:
During the reign of Rameses the Great an interesting decorative motive is introduced in a
few examples of which fig. 78, 79 are specimens of interest. The former, in the Amherst
Collection, is of ivory, finely cut. Upon the base is the device of Rameses in his
chariot, while upon the back is the outline of the beetle, filled in with his cartouche
and emblems. During the same period the human head upon the scarab body makes its
re-appearance as a device for decoration.

With the Ethiopian dominion a ram's head (the emblem of Amen-Ra) frequently is found upon
the beetle body (fig. 80); while sometimes, as shown in fig. 81, the body of the scarab is
replaced by the familiar Hathor Head with uraei on either side.

(Later in the book, Under Miscellaneous Forms of Seals)
Besides scarabaei, other forms of the seals are met with in Egypt. Many of them have
little models of men or animals on the back, as human-heads, symbolic eyes, hippopotami,
lions, hedgehogs, ducks, frish, frogs, flies, crocodiles; while not a few are shaped like

A large number are also cut in geometrical forms, tablet-shaped, squares, rectangles,
ovals, cubes, and cones. Like the scarabs, they are all pierced, through their long axis
or diameter, with a narrow cylindrical hole, and were similarly mounted.

If you need more info, let me know,
Kim wrote:
> any scarabologist in the group know why the beetle was replaced with
> horus, baboon and other animals on the scarabs after the 18th dyn? going
> thru dad's stuff i found some with tuthmosis III deeply incised on the
> underside and the animals instead of the beetle on top ?? thanks fro
> the help. dr g
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