Ancient Egyptian scarab beetle with hieroglyphic text. Professionally cleaned and polished to show original details.
Condition: Very Fine / Intact / see photos
Date: 2nd intermediate period, c. 1782 B.C - 1570 B.C.
Size: 15mm; 1.3grams
Provenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.
Obtained from Pax Romana before that: an old British collection, acquired from a London collector. collected between 1960 and 1980
The scarab beetle was a significant god in ancient Egypt, representing the God of the Sun, Khepri, who it was believed rolled the ball of the sun through the heavens during the day, and through the caverns of the underworld during the nighttime. One of the most popular amuletic charms in ancient Egypt, the upper surface is finely carved with the details of the beetle, whilst the underside has been inscribed with the figure of a Walking Antelope. The symbolic use of this animal is intended to offer the wearer protection from harm when venturing into the Eastern and Western Deserts of Egypt (Antelope).
The seller can prove that the lot was obtained legally, provenance statement seen by Catawiki.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Number of objects
- Rare Scarab Bead with Hieroglyphs
- 1.5×0.8×0.4 mm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 2nd intermediate period 1782 B.C - 1570 B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo