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Ancient Egyptian Scarab

Ancient Egyptian Scarab

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1454990
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This is a nice scarab with an interesting provenance. The scarab is inscribed with the royal epithet „beloved of Amun“ and above a bee, which could be read as „the king is loved by the sun god Amun-Re“.
The scarab is attached to a dated (5/19/73) collector card and comes from the Paul W. Mayhew collection.

For comparable scarabs see:
- Matouk, Corpus du Scarabée Egyptien. Vol. II: Analyse thématique, 1306
- Metropolitan Museum, accession number: 10.130.624
- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, accession number: 76.031.3767, 76.031.3106, 76.031.3785

Date: Egypt, New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period, ca 1293 - 664 B.C.
Material: Steatite
Size: ca. 1,35 cm
Condition: Edge chipped
Provenance: bought at Aquarius Gallery (5/19/73), prior Paul W. Mayhew collection

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