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.
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.