Egyptian Tan Steatite Incised Scarab

 

15226. Egyptian Tan Steatite Incised Scarab

Dynasty XII, Ca. 1991-1773 BC

Naturalistic top; base inscribed with protective hieroglyphic symbols; pierced for suspension. A good luck talisman. Size: 1/2 inches Length. Condition: slight chip; else intact
Provenance: Acquired by decedents Mark and Lottie S.; Hartsdale, NY, 1950s-1960s.
Compare, Petrie’s Historical Scarabs, 1889 and The Scarab; A Reflection of Ancient Egypt by Daphna Ben-Tor, The Israel Museum 1983, for the type.

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