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

The info is from the original book from 1906 which I have. The book is called, University
of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology Egyptian Antiquities Scarabs An Introduction to the
Study of Egyptian Seals and Signet Rings with Forty-Four Plates and One Hundred and
Sixteen Illistrations in the Text.


Brian Yare wrote:
> 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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