Egyptian Scarabs

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In this profusely illustrated volume, a noted authority examines the origin of the scarab, its importance in ancient times, its uses, and more, with detailed descriptions of the specimens depicted in the plates (over 1,100 illustrations, with 116 more in the text).
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Overview


In this profusely illustrated volume, a noted authority examines the origin of the scarab, its importance in ancient times, its uses, and more, with detailed descriptions of the specimens depicted in the plates (over 1,100 illustrations, with 116 more in the text).
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Drawing from his long residence at Thebes, the center of the Upper Egyptian Scarab market, Newberry (1869-1949) presented a general treatment of the little Egyptian antiquities. About the first half of it discusses overall features. The rest is a catalog of sorts, detailing scarabs illustrated in line drawings of some 500 examples. The original Scarabs was published by Archibald Constable and Co., London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486419596
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/8/2002
  • Series: Egypt Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction to the Study of Egyptian Seals
(1) General Remarks 1
(2) Importance of the Seal in Ancient Times 4
(3) Origin of the Seal 8
(4) The various Uses of the Seal
(a) For securing property 12
(b) For authenticating documents, etc. 22
(c) For transference of authority 26
(5) The Egyptian Officials concerned in the use of the Seal 29
(6) Seal Engravers and the Technique of Seal Engraving 40
The Varieties of Egyptian Seals
(1) Cylinder Seals 43
(2) Button-shaped Seals and Hemi-Cylinders 56
(3) Beetle-shaped Seals (Scarabs) 61
(4) Miscellaneous forms 85
(5) Signet-rings 92
Description of the Specimens illustrated in the Plates I-XLV 97
Indices
To Personal Names 201
To Titles 205
To Royal Names
(a) Kings 211
(b) Queens 216
(c) Princes 217
(d) Princesses 218
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