A CANAANITE STEATITE SCARAB SEAL

A CANAANITE STEATITE SCARAB SEAL


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1294135

Please refer to our stock # Scarab2 when inquiring.
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Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period; (1938-1540 BCE)

Carved in the form of a stylized scarab beetle on the obverse with hieroglyphic inscription on the reverse.

In good to fine condition.

12 x 8 mm

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Daphna Ben-Tor, “The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt” (Jerusalem:1993) pg. 28-33.

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Scarabs of this type can be dated from the Early Middle Kingdom to the end of the Second Intermediate Period and have been found in numerous locations in Egypt and modern Palestine.

Used primarily as a seal the hieroglyphic inscription also suggests a protective or amuletic quality attributed to the scarab.