Uninscribed amethyst scarabs from the southern levant

Arlette David*

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Prompted by the discovery of a schematic uninscribed amethyst scarab at Tel Abel Beth Maacah in the Upper Galilee, an overview of such scarabs found in the southern Levant is provided, with a typological analysis and a tentative dating and origin of these pieces.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)57-81
Number of pages25
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2019

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  • Amethyst scarabs
  • Cultural transmission
  • Eastern Nile Delta
  • Israel
  • Middle Bronze Age
  • Scarab workshops
  • Typology


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