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Recueil de travaux relatifs à la philologie et à l'archéologie égyptiennes et assyriennes: pour servir de bullletin à la Mission Française du Caire — 37.1915

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THE KA ON SCARABS

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THE KA ON SCARABS

by

Alice Grenfell

Classes of Scarabs dealt with :.

X lj ^a ne^er Scarabs (officiais and ladies).

2. J^U, etc. (Spirals).

3. ^ Reliquary Scarabs.

4. '" The Glorified on Scarabs.

Aàkhu bird Scarabs. -
6. Bennu bird Scarabs.

7. jet and % jet neb Scarabs.
8- U Q <=U==:| Ka Rannut Scarabs.
9. Amen ka Scarabs.

10. ^ r-^-i Neter hotep and ^ |-l Per /eru Scarabs.
The numbers in brackets (1) refer to the scarabs figured on Plates I, II and III.

THE KA ON SCARABS

« Le peu que nous avons d'être nous
cache la vue de l'infini. » (Pascal.)

Most of the scarabs published in this article are rare; some are unique.

Many important scarabs are buried in private Collections ; impressions or photo-
graphs of them are very difficult to get. It would require to search through at least
15,000 scarabs, scaraboids, cowroids, ring-bezels, inscribed amulets, stamps, plaques,
sealings, etc., to amass the small number of amuletic Ka-designs here figured (42).

I am especially indebted to the very rich Collection of Mr. R. H. Blanchard, of
Cairo, for spécimens of unique designs ; to his generosity, and to Professor Flinders
Petrie's generosity,.-

It is remarkable that ail Egyptologists have neglected the study of scarabs when
writing on the Ka. Seyeral distinguished Egyptologists during the XXth Century
have written on the Ka :

(1) Amélineau : L'Idée d'âme dans l'ancienne Egypte, in L'Initiation, Nos 8 and
9,1902.
 
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