An Egyptian Basalt Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
A finely carved scarab in dark basalt, with defined head, clypeus, pro-thorax, and wing cases. The base is flat and uninscribed.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.
Dimensions: Length: 5/8 inch (1.5 cm)
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.
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