A CANAANITE GLAZED STEATITE SCARAB
Please refer to our stock # scarab4.1 when inquiring.
Second Intermediate Period; c. 1650-1550 BCE
In the form of a scarab beetle, the reverse depicts a human-headed sphinx walking left with Uraeus (royal cobra) in front. Ankh (life) and other hieroglyphs in field within rope border.
Dimensions: 22 x 15 mm
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Daphna Ben-Tor, “The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt” (Jerusalem:1993) pg. 28-32; fig.6.
The sphinx depicted here is most likely a representation of the king, per Egyptian iconographic custom. This is further supported by the inclusion of the royal cobra on the scarab.