An Egyptian green serpentine heart scarab
Lot 51*
An Egyptian green serpentine heart scarab
Sold for £18,000 (US$ 28,890) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian green serpentine heart scarab
New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period, circa 1250-1000 B.C.
With ten rows of hieroglyphs on the underside, inscribed for, 'Nesnefertum', and containing the standard heart scarab formula from Chapter 30b of the Book of the Dead, the upper part finely carved anatomically as a scarab beetle, 2¼in. (5.6cm.) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection. Acquired from Sotheby's New York circa 1985.
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