Ancient Egyptian engraved scarab.
Bottom shows a vulture.
Price: € 300,--
Size: 2 cm
Period: 3rd Intermediate
Provenance: Dutch collection before 1980s, Dutch auction-house
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The vulture was the symbol of Upper Egypt.
Pharaohs wore the uraeus (cobra) and the head of a vulture on their foreheads as symbols of royal protection.
The goddess Nekhbet was also portrayed as a vulture.