**Originally Listed At $150**
Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 11th to 14th Dynasty, ca. 2061 to 1690 BCE. Two striking scarab amulets. The first, a turquoise faience glazed steatite scarab, has a blank base and is pierced laterally for suspension. The second, a rare white opaque quartz scaraboid with a blank base, also pierced for suspension, made to be worn as a protective amulet by the living, signifying the possibility of rebirth. Size of largest (they are very similar in size): 0.6" W (1.5 cm)
Provenance: ex Hank Johnson collection, Denver, Colorado, USA; ex HD-Enterprise, Denver, Colorado, USA, acquired from the estate of Philip Mitry, Cairo, Egypt, collected in the 1950s
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