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Lot 0113
**Originally Listed At $250**

Egypt, New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1550 to 712 BCE. A beautiful pair of carved lapis lazuli amulets, one a beetle-form scarab and the other a kneeling figure. The laterally-drilled scarab has characteristic insectile features on the top side, such as thin legs, a small head, and two large wings. The underside, while faded, displays an image of a standing sphinx with four thin legs and broad, upturned wings. The second amulet is that of a kneeling figure, perhaps either a young pharaoh or an important political figure, with well-proportioned facial features, with one arm bent to his knee and the other hanging at his side; the amulet also has a protruding pierced suspension loop on the verso. Both items have a gorgeous sapphire-blue color which imbues them with a regal and high-status appearance. Size (scarab): 0.55" L (1.4 cm); size (kneeling figure): 0.75" H (1.9 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 2000

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Kneeling figure repaired from a couple of large pieces with small losses and encrustations along crack lines. Both items have age-commensurate surface wear, fading to carved and incised details, and light earthen deposits throughout.

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Rare Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Scarab + Kneeling Figure

Estimate $600 - $900Feb 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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