A large Egyptian Green Faience Heart Scarab, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
Finely carved from light green faience, the scarab with beautifully carved head, eyes, clypeus plate, pro-thorax, and wing cases, with double incised line border; the legs at the sides are all anatomical articulated with fine attention to detail. Underneath the legs are folded into raised outline border that separated the base into two sections with a loop attachment.
Dimensions: Height: 1 1/4 inches (3 cm)
Condition: Loss to the top right edge of the scarab, otherwise intact.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.
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