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Egyptian New Kingdom Graywacke Heart Scarab
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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th to 20th Dynasty, ca. 1550 to 1070 BCE. A lovely example of an ovoid heart scarab, hand-carved from dark green graywacke and presenting with pleasingly smooth surfaces. The topside of the insectile amulet features a folded wing carapace with incised striations, delineated legs with frilled tips, a semicircular head, and a serrated frontal clypeus. While the underside is unadorned, heart scarabs would traditionally have Chapter 30B from the Book of the Dead (or the Book of Going Forth by Day) inscribed on it. Remains of light brown embellishments, perhaps enamel, are visible within many recessed areas along the topside and suggest how attractive this scarab was at one time. Size: 1.75" L x 1.2" W x 0.625" H (4.4 cm x 3 cm x 1.6 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Minor nicks to legs and topside features, with softening to some finer details, and darkening to inlaid material, otherwise intact and very good. Nice preservation to overall form.
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Egyptian New Kingdom Graywacke Heart Scarab

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
Nov 04, 2021
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Starting Price $700
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0007B: Egyptian New Kingdom Graywacke Heart Scarab

Sold for $625
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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $700
Ancient & Ethnographic Art Through The Ages
Nov 04, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0007B Details

Description
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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th to 20th Dynasty, ca. 1550 to 1070 BCE. A lovely example of an ovoid heart scarab, hand-carved from dark green graywacke and presenting with pleasingly smooth surfaces. The topside of the insectile amulet features a folded wing carapace with incised striations, delineated legs with frilled tips, a semicircular head, and a serrated frontal clypeus. While the underside is unadorned, heart scarabs would traditionally have Chapter 30B from the Book of the Dead (or the Book of Going Forth by Day) inscribed on it. Remains of light brown embellishments, perhaps enamel, are visible within many recessed areas along the topside and suggest how attractive this scarab was at one time. Size: 1.75" L x 1.2" W x 0.625" H (4.4 cm x 3 cm x 1.6 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#167192
Condition
...
Minor nicks to legs and topside features, with softening to some finer details, and darkening to inlaid material, otherwise intact and very good. Nice preservation to overall form.

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