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5555. **SOLD**Large and interesting scarab

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A  large and interesting Egyptian scarab made in pottery. This is a known type documented in Petrie's Buttons and Design Scarabs , 1925

,  PL VI, 1035A and p.27. It is  shown online
at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology of the University of London, website. 

It is there described thus:

- Buff (once brown-glazed) steatite scarab with seated Seth animal and
seated Anhur (?) above two seated baboons, each holding a lotus; and
other signs (drilled inaccurately). [Found at: ; Context: Unknown]
Period - Dynasty 20 ? (1069BCE-1186BCE) Measurements - height 2.9 cm ; length 2.1 cm

scarabs are actually not made in steatite but mould made in pottery,
with the legs incised in rather rough design with a knife before firing. The
one shown on the museum website is noted to be 2.1cm long. This must be a mistake These scarabs are generally 28-29mm long.
  I have seen approximately  a dozen of
these and all were in pottery. I have never seen one with any remnants
of a glaze nor one any smaller than this one.

This one on offer here is 28.5mm long.

Price: sold GBP

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