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Unique Ancient Egyptian Steatite Motto Scarab, 2,5 cm


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1338091
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This is a very interesting large motto scarab.
This scarab is the only known example with this motto that includes images!

The underside shows an enthroned king, holding a crook and flail, under a winged sun-disc,
accompanied by a fan(?)-bearer, with two more courtiers below. The cartouche in front of
the king is a corrupted version of the throne-name of Thutmose III:
"Men"-kheper-Re.

The cryptographic motto reads:

"One finds no refuge for the heart outside Amun-Ra"

For comparable scarabs with only the motto, see:
Étienne Drioton, "Amon, Refuge du Cour" in: "Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde",
published by Fritz Hintze and Siegfried Lorenz (1954)

Date: Egypt, Ramesside Period, ca. 1300 - 1100 B.C.
Material: Steatite
Size: ca. 2,5 cm; c. 1 inch
Condition: intact
Provenance: private collection (Vienna, Austria), formed before 1980.

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.