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SKU: EA23139

An Egyptian Pink Quartzite Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

Sale price695 USD

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carved from soft pink quartzite, with suture and pronotum lines on the back, legs defined by incision lines to the side, the base uninscribed. Pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Originally functioning as an amulet to be threaded or mounted and acting as a charm, this scarab had regenerative connotations.

Reference: cf: Carol Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London, British Museum Press, 1994)

Condition: Signs of wear but otherwise intact and in good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 1.5 cm (0.59 inch)

Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.

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An Egyptian Pink Quartzite Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
An Egyptian Pink Quartzite Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE Sale price695 USD