Agora Object: J 227
Inventory Number:   J 227
Section Number:   ΒΕ 1826
Conservation Number:   3017
Title:   Carnelian Scarab
Category:   Jewelry & Gems
Description:   Intact. Small chips around edges.
String hole through long axis. Slightly domed upper surface with engraved lines in shape of beetle. Curved line across middle separating head from back. Bisecting line from midpoint to back edge to render the two wings. Carved eye on head. Line running all the way around just below top edge. Flat underside carved with two lines crossing in an unequal "X", a line running horizontally through the point where the lines cross, and the longer end of the cross filled with parallel lines.
Cf. Pylos III, 194:25.
Context:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb.
Handling:   in ethafoam cutout inside plastic box inside a ziplock bag
Notebook Page:   8859 ff.
Dimensions:   L. 0.0115; Th. 0.005; W. 0.009
Material:   Stone
Date:   24-30 July 1998
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   K/1,3-2/5,6
Elevation:   52.09-51.151m.
Masl:   51.151-52.09m.
Deposit:   K 2:5
Basket:   95
Bibliography:   Hesperia 72 (2003), p. 271, no. 48 a, fig. 39.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Pylos III, 194:25.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 72 (2003)
Report: 1998 Excavations
Images (5)
Deposit: K 2:5
Card: J 227