RARE - Ancient Egyptian Amethyst Scarab seal
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Egyptian:Stone: Pre AD 1000: item # 1153443
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
An authentic ancient Egyptian Amethyst scarab seal (RARE)
Canaanite, Middle Kingdom, 2nd Intermediate period, C. 1750 – 1570 BC
The flat underside of this scarab is plain without decoration as detailed in "The Scarab, A reflection of Ancient Egypt" The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (see page 41).
The scarab (kheper) beetle was one of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt because the insect was a symbol of the sun god Re.
Dimensions: Length: 1.7 cm - Width: 1.2 cm
Condition: Good condition with natural patina, untouched as found
Found in Israel
Scarab: In the form of a beetle, these amulets were very popular throughout Egypt’s history. The scarab beetle was associated with the life-giving and ever-present sun because of its activities. They were carved from faience, gems, stone and semi-precious stones.
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