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Wonderful Ancient Egyptian Motto Scarab


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1399890
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This is a very nice glazed scarab with an interesting and charming motto. Rowe translates this wonderful inscription as „May my heart not be cut in pieces (in the sacrificial court of) Amun“.

For similar see:
- Alan Rowe, A Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, Scaraboids, Seals and Amulets in the Palestine Archaeological Museum, number 603
- Newberry, Catalogue Général des Antiquities Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire - Scarab-Shaped Seals, number 36377 and 36378
- Flinders Petrie, Buttons and design scarabs, plate XXVI
- Newberry, Egyptian Scarabs, plate XXXIX, number 30
- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Accession number 76.031.3434

Date: Egyptian, New Kingdom, ca. 18th Dynasty, ca. 1570 - 1293 B.C.
Material: glazed steatite
Size: ca. 1,3 cm; c. 0.51 inches
Condition: intact
Provenance: private estate (Michigan, USA), bought in the early 1920`s in Egypt

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