Egyptian Green Glaze Steatite  Scarab for Amunemope

14463. Egyptian Green Glaze Steatite Scarab for Amunemope

Third Intermediate period (1075–656 BC)

Naturalistic top; with most of the blue glaze worn off, seems to read: “The god’s father of Amun, Amunemope.” The divine name “Amun” is spelled cryptographically in the largest hieroglyphs (from left to right: feather, phallus, crown for i + m + n). The phallus hieroglyph may have been written the biggest to convey the symbolism of power, regeneration, etc; pierced for suspension. A talisman for protection. Size: 5/8 inches Length. Condition: minor flake to top front and some surface wear.
Provenance: From a private Scottish collector, by descent.


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