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Ancient Egyptian Steatite Scarab for Rameses II with Baboon


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1338217
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This is an ancient Egyptian steatite scarab, which is inscribed on the back with a
squatting baboon (Thoth) and the hieroglyphics of the throne name of Rameses II:
User-Maat-Re-setep-en-Re (The justice of Re is powerful - chosen of Re)

The scarab comes with a chain (ca. 50 cm, c. 19.7 inches) and the original box
from Baltinester Bros (Jerusalem), where the chain with scarab pendant was bought in the 50s.

for comparable see:
H.R. Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, Vol. 1; no. 2187-2189

Date: New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, circa 1170 B.C.
Material: Steatite
Size: ca. 1,8 cm; c. 0.71 inches
Condition: chipped
Provenance: bought in the 50s in Jerusalem from the Baltineser Bros shop in the Jaffa Road 31, where the shop still is.

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.