SIZE:

Height - 2.5 cm

CONDITION:

Excellent condition

PROVENANCE:

Baidun Family Collection

REFERENCE:

JW_EG_1001
Cf. Ben-Tor D,. The Scarab A reflection of Ancient Egypt. No. 22, P.67

PRICE:

$950.00

A Scarab Mounted Gold Pendent

DESCRIPTION:

A Scarab mounted 18K pendent, The Scarab was the most popular amulet in ancient Egypt. These amulets are called Scarabs because their shape is reminiscent of the Scarabaeus sacer (Dung Beetle), commonly found in Egypt. The bases usually bare hieroglyphic inscriptions, floral or geometric designs, or the figures of deities, humans, or animals. This Particular Scarab bears hieroglyphic signs, which are usually arranged in symmetrical columns, do not combine into words, but are of magical significance and convey blessings, or expressions of the royal power. undoubtedly, these scarabs were intended to protect their owners.