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Ancient Egyptian steatite Scarab seal

Ancient Egyptian steatite Scarab seal


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1153289
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An authentic ancient Egyptian steatite stone scarab seal depicting Symmetric hieroglyphs on either side.

Middle Kingdom, 2nd Intermediate period, C. 1750 – 1570 BC

The scarab (kheper) beetle was one of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt because the insect was a symbol of the sun god Re.

Dimensions: Length: 1.8 cm - Width: 1.3 cm

Condition: Good condition with natural patina, untouched as found

Scarab: In the form of a beetle, these amulets were very popular throughout Egypt’s history. The scarab beetle was associated with the life-giving and ever-present sun because of its activities. They were carved from faience, gems, stone and semi-precious stones.

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