Egyptian Steatite Scarab Dedicated to Amun-Ra

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Object Description

A good-sized Egyptian steatite scarab beetle amulet with incised features such as clypeus, prothorax and elytra marked by single lines. The reverse features a depiction of the god Amun-Ra. He is depicted seated, holding a was-sceptre and wearing the typical double-plumed headdress. Above the was-sceptre is an ankh symbol, another of Amun’s defining attributes. The scarab has been pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Date: Circa 1550 – 1070 BC

Period: New Kingdom Period

Object History

Provenance: Ex Mustaki Collection. The scarab comes from the Mustaki Collection. Mustaki was an avid collector in the early 20th century and his collection came to the UK under Egyptian licence in 1947. Many of his pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum and the Egyptian State Museum. This collection and this item has been catalogued by Carol Andrews (formerly Egyptian Department in the British Museum).

Object Condition

Condition: Fine, compete and intact.

Object Details

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    H:1.3 centimeters

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St James's Ancient Art
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