A large Egyptian Green Faience Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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Naturalistically rendered, the scarab features a well-carved head, eyes, clypeus plate, pro-thorax, wing cases, with incised line border; the legs at the sides are all anatomically articulated with good attention to detail. Underneath the legs are folded into a raised outline border that separated the base into two sections.
Condition: The scarab is intact and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 1 1/8 inches (2.9 cm)
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while stationed in Egypt in the 1950s and then by descent.