A CANAANITE STEATITE SCARAB WITH ORIGINAL BRONZE RING
Please refer to our stock # scarab7.1 when inquiring.
Second Intermediate Period; 15th -17th Dynasty, (c. 1600-1500 BCE)
In the form of a scarab beetle on the obverse with an inscribed reverse depicting a falcon headed figure holding a ureaus by its tail in each hand. Originally this scarab was worn as a ring and was believed to have amuletic qualities. The bronze ring is included with this piece, as found.
Dimensions: 18 x 14 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. 28-33, fig. 42-45.