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Heart Scarab

ca. 1580 BCE - 1350 BCE
1 3/4 x 1 5/16 x 11/16 in. (4.5 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm)

Egyptian artist

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Terracotta, faience glaze
Credit Line: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection
Accession Number: 1928.222
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Collection: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection

The name of a famous king of the 18th Dynasty (ca. 1580-1350 BCE) is inscribed on this scarab, which may either date from that time or be a later commemoration.

[Adapted from gallery label text, 2004]

C. Herbert Ocumpaugh, Rochester, NY (1864-1929); his gift to the University and the Gallery in 1928

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Ocumpaugh property at 51-55 Main Street East Note from the Rochester Images project, direct url:

"The Ocumpaugh family was prominent in Rochester for many years. E. Ocumpaugh sold ready-made clothing from a shop at 71 Main Street in the 1840s. Later the "Ocumpaugh Building", occupied a space on the south side of the west end of the Main Street Bridge into which the "Y" moved in February 1876. In the mid-1920s, C. Herbert Ocumpaugh presented his collection of Egyptian and Eastern-Mediterranian antiquities to the Memorial Art Gallery."

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