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Ancient Egyptian Scaraboid of a Hedgehog

Ancient Egyptian Scaraboid of a Hedgehog

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1426865
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Very rare ancient Egyptian scaraboid of a hedgehog. The scaraboid is open-worked and the upper part of the underside is carved with a sphinx, in front an Ankh and above a winged Uraeus. The lower part is carved with a Hathor sistrum, flanked by two Uraei.

For a similar hedgehog scaraboid see:
The Cleveland Museum of Art:
Accession no. 1975.24

Date: Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep, ca. 1391 - 1353 B.C.
Material: Steatite
Size: ca. 2,4 cm
Condition: base slightly chipped, otherwise intact
Provenance: private French (Paris) collection, collected ca. 1960/70

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