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

I would point out that this reference is to

Newberry, Percy E. (1905) Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

Rather than to Newberry,

Percy E. (1907) Scarab Shaped Seals.

The latter is part of the Cairo General Catalog, and both are available in
.pdf format from us.

Brian Yare
Yare Egyptology

> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> cowries.
> 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


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