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Large Egyptian Glaced Steatite Scarab - very attractive!

Large Egyptian Glaced Steatite Scarab - very attractive!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1395548
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A large and beautiful Egyptian Steatite Scarab, mid 2nd. millenium BC-Late Period.

Interesting piece with the double Uraeus or rearing Cobra snake in high relief.

The Uraeus was used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity and divine authority in ancient Egypt. The pharaoh was recognized only by wearing the Uraeus, which conveyed legitimacy to the ruler. There is evidence for this tradition even in the Old Kingdom during the third millennium BC.

Size: 25 mm. long and massive

Condition: Choice, very minor chipping and excellent intact glace.

Ex. Danish Private Collection