14463. Egyptian Green Glaze Steatite Scarab for Amunemope
Third Intermediate period (1075656 BC)
Naturalistic top; with most of the blue glaze worn off, seems to read: The gods 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.