This is an extremely rare scarab for the king Ammu (Aamu).
The scarab is inscribed for "the son of Ra, Ammu, given life“
There are only 30 scarabs known with his name.
K. S. B. Ryholt: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period
(= The Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications. Vol. 20). The Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Near Eastern studies,
Kopenhagen 1997, S. 43, 364-66 (File 14/4)
For comparable one, see:
Petrie, William Matthew Flinders. Scarabs and Cylinders with Names. pl. XXII.16.L.2
Date: Hyksos Period, 16th Dynasty, circa 1600 B.C.
Material: black steatite
Size: ca. 2,1 cm; c. 0.83 inches
Provenance: Ex collection of the Rev. George Denis Nash, England (1866-1943);
Ex Spink & Sons, London, 1960;
Ex Edward Down, NY, 1962-2002
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.