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Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period, 13th to 16th Dynasty, ca. 1803 to 1600 BCE. Dark glazed steatite scarab with a resting ibex on the underside. Made to be worn as a good luck amulet, pierced laterally for suspension, perhaps to bring success in the hunt. Also, New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, 18th Dynasty to 25th Dynasty, ca. 1549 to 653 BCE. A dark blue-green paste scarab with Ra on the underside, made to be a protective amulet for the living and pierced laterally to be worn. Size of largest (steatite): 0.65" W (1.7 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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