A CANAANITE GLAZED STEATITE SCARAB

A CANAANITE GLAZED STEATITE SCARAB


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1314228

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Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period, Late 14th-Early 15th Dynasty (c. 1700-1640 BCE)

In the form of a scarab beetle on the obverse with an inscribed reverse depicting the red crown of lower Egypt with pseudo-hieroglyphs in field.

Dimensions: 16 x 11 mm

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Bibliography:

Daphna Ben-Tor, “The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt” (Jerusalem:1993) pg. 28-32.

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The “Hyksos” as they are now known, were most likely Canaanites, or a group of mixed-Asiatic peoples, who had entered Egypt in the twelfth dynasty and ultimately came to rule. The term “Hyksos” is in fact a Greek corruption of “hekau khasut” which means “chieftains of a foreign land”.

The hieroglyphs on this scarab, although imitating Egyptian script, are clearly made by someone unfamiliar with the language due to their rendering as well their often incorrect placements.