Egyptian Steatite Hyksos Period Scarab

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Object Description

A large Egyptian Hyksos period steatite scarab with hieroglyphs to the reverse. The front features a detailed head and clypeus. The elytra (wing coverings) are indicated by slight indentations to each side. Decorated to the reverse it has been inscribed with the figure of a man wearing toga-like clothing. Beside him are two large signs, including the scarab ‘kheper’ sign. The figure also appears to be standing on a horizontal Red Crown of Egypt sign. The amulet has been pierced longitudinally for suspension and once formed part of a swivel ring. Elements of the metal wire still remain.

Date: Circa 1650 – 1550 BC
Period: Second Intermediate Period, 15th Dynasty, Hyksos Period

Object History

Ex private London based collection, AH, formerly in English family collections acquired from the 1920s – 1990s.

Object Condition

Very fine. Once formed part of a swivel ring. Elements of the metal wire still remain.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x H:2.5 centimeters

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St James's Ancient Art
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