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5956. Interesting New Kingdom steatite scarab

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An interesting New Kingdom steatite scarab

Shows the reclining sphinx  which represents the king. Above the Djed
meaning stability. The other sign is I think a W2 standing for Bastet.

The sign below the sphinx is difficult to make out: it
might be a horned viper.

The meaning here has something to do with the stability
of the king and Bastet.

Small damage to
one side.


Ex Gustav Moustaki collection : his enormous and diverse
collection of antiquities was formed in Alexandria during the secondquarter of the twentieth century and was legally exported
from Egypt in 1949. The collection has subsequently been disbursed by sale by
his heirs . 

Price: 225 GBP

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