A CANAANITE GLAZED STEATITE SCARAB MOUNTED
Please refer to our stock # S.22.A when inquiring.
Middle Bronze Age, ca. 1650-1500 BC
This scarab depicts a crocodile displayed vertically next to a falcon-headed figure, a design that is well-attested to on late Middle Bronze Age Canaanite scarabs. This example has been glazed a blue-green which emphasizes the scene depicted.
Mounted in an 18K gold modern setting.
In excellent condition with no damage or restoration work.
.4 x .6 x .9 inches ( 1 x 1.6 x 2.3 cm)
Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
Dr. Daphna Ben-Tor, "Scarabs, Chronology, and Interconnections Egypt and Palestine in the Second Intermediate Period", (Fribourg, 2007)
**Dr. Daphna Ben-Tor is the Curator of Egyptian Archaeology at Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.
Canaanite scarabs of this period were found in Egypt in significant numbers throughout the Nile valley indicating the close cultural and commercial contacts between Egypt and Palestine in the Hyksos period.