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