Sixteen Egyptian steatite scarabs  two hard stone scarabs, and seven other scarabs, 25
Lot 33
Sixteen Egyptian steatite scarabs two hard stone scarabs, and seven other scarabs, 25
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,828) inc. premium
Lot Details
Sixteen Egyptian steatite scarabs
Middle Kingdom - New Kingdom, circa 2133-1070 B.C.
Including five engraved with good luck symbols, two with the 'a-n-ro' pattern, another showing an antelope, an example with the Lower Egypt crown and a scarab within the loop pattern, one with the inscription 'May Ptah give life', 10mm-16mm; two hard stone scarabs, one of amethyst, the other of red-brown porphyry with carved details, 19mm and 15mm; and seven other scarabs, possibly Not Ancient (25)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection formed from the 1950s to mid-1970s. Bonhams, London, 1 May 2008, various lots.
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