Steatite scarab


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Ancient Egyptian engraved scarab.

Bottom shows a vulture.

Price: € 300,--

Size: 2 cm

Period: 3rd Intermediate

Material: Steatite

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.