An Egyptian steatite scarab inscribed to the reverse with hieroglyphs, including the feather and the draughtboard sign, to spell out the name of the god Amun.
Amun was one of the principle deities within the Egyptian pantheon. Worshipped from the Old Kingdom, his importance grew and he was eventually placed as the patron god of Thebes. His national importance was affirmed with the fusion of Amun and the sky-god, Ra, to become Amun-Ra. He was associated by the Ancient Greeks to Zeus.
Provenance: Gustave Mustaki was an avid collector in the early 20th century, with his collection coming to the UK under Egyptian licence in 1947. Many of his pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum, and the Egyptian State Museum. We have purchased over 1700 scarabs from this collection, and this item has been catalogued by Carol Andrews (formerly Egyptian Department in the British Museum).
- Ancient Egyptian
- Scarab dedicated to Amun from the Mustaki Collection
- Century/ Timeframe
- New Kindom, 1550 - 1070 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo