Ancient Egyptian Rock Crystal Scarab

Description
Ancient Egyptian Rock Crystal Scarab
Late Period, Circa 664–332 BC

A rare Late Period Egyptian scarab made of Rock Crystal, most likely used as an inlay due to the flat reverse. Decorated naturally with incised lines to suggest the beetle's closed wings.

Rock crystal was a highly prized material to the Egyptians, due to its scarcity.

Measurements: 2.5cm length

Provenance: Ex private collection, SM, London, acquired 1970-2000s



Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Rock Crystal
Object
Scarab
Century/ Timeframe
Late Period, Circa 664–332 BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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