Nicely carved with a winding planet ornament surrounding a group of hieroglyphs representing breads and water lines. The scarab belongs to the group of Anra-scarabs which are typical for the Hyksos period. In this epoch, hieroglyphs were carved in scarabs because of the magical powers which were assigned to them. ...click for details
Nicely carved, the base engraved with the name of the third Pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty king Hor Awibra.
The decoration of the scarab is dominated by a gold sign which is flanked by two red crowns of Lower Egypt. Above the gold sign, other signs are visible which are typical for so-called Anra-scarabs usually dated to the Hyksos period. Although the hieroglyphs on scarabs of this period are often not readable, the r ...click for details
Inscribed in hieroglyphs with “Amen Re is Lord, Lord of the double truth”
The decoration of the scarab consists of a playing board, a sun disc and a basket flanked by two reeds. These hieroglyphs are to be read as Jmn-Ra "Amun-Ra". A winged sun disc is visible in the upper part of the decoration. This sign was a protective symbol which often accompanied gods and Pharaohs. ...click for details
All intact, complete, all details showing, beautiful light turquoise colour, suspension hole at the back. The djed-pillar is the Egyptian hieroglyph word for stability. In the famous scene of Abydos, Seti I raises the defunct pillar so that it stands on its own axis, a sign of restored divine order and therefore stability and peace throughou ...click for details