Interesting ancient Egyptian scarab with an old provenance. The scarab is inscribed with two facing seated figures and above a plant.
The scarab was attached on a card with a wax seal from the dealer David Proskey (New York Coin & Stamp Co) and was bought in the 1920s from him. The card is inscribed: "Two seated figures - probably, two children of Horus guarding the internal organs of the deceased, which were placed in (Canopic) jars under their protection".
If you google "David Proskey, New York Coin & Stamp Co.", you will find some interesting
informations about this dealer. Interesting and rare old provenance.
For comparable scarab, see:
Petrie Museum, UC61549
Date: Egypt, Ramesside Period, 19th - 20th. Dyn., ca. 1293 - 1070 B.C.
Size: ca. 1,5 cm
Provenance: Ex collection of P.S.T. (New York). He inherited it 1965 from his father,
who bought it in the 1920s from David Proskey, New York Coin & Stamp Co.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.