Second Intermediate Period scarab with the motif of the three-stem papyrus on top. Scrolls ending in buds separate from the lower area which is carved with a Djed-pilar flanked by ankh-signs and protecting cobras.
Smooth back with two lateral notches to suggest the pronotum. The legs are low, smooth and mid-deep.
Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, 15th/16th Dynasty, 1630-1522 BC
L. 2 cm (0.8 in)
W. 1.4 cm (0.6 in)
H. 0.8 cm (0.3 in)
Fine condition. Tiny chip out of the base. Remains of glaze in places.
Private collection Suisse Romande, since the 1960s. Thence Swiss art market (data to the buyer).
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.