A CANAANITE STEATITE SCARAB WITH HIEROGLYPHS

A CANAANITE STEATITE SCARAB WITH HIEROGLYPHS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1294141

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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 a symmetrical hieroglyphic design on the reverse.

In fine condition with clear inscription on reverse.

20 x 16 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; cat. 17-22.

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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.

The hieroglyphs on scarabs of this type do not form into words and were used for their amuletic qualities. They generally contain blessings of an assertion of the Pharaoh's power.