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5555. Very large and interesting scarab

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I recently sold one of this type of scarab: and like buses, when you are waiting a long while for one, two come along together. Here is another!

A  large and interesting Egyptian scarab made in pottery.
This is a known type documented in Petrie's Buttons and Design Scarabs , 1925PL VI, 1035A and p.27.

It is  also 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)  height 2.9 cm ; length 2.1 cm
(this is incorrect: they must mean length 2.9 cm)

These 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.
I have seen approximately  a dozen of these over the last 15 years or so 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  is 29mm long.

Price: 375 GBP

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