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Good-luck scarab
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Good-luck scarab

CHF 600,-
$ 602£ 484€ 572

Greyish-beige Steatite
Canaanite, early MBA, ca. 1700-1640 BC
2.1 x 1.45 x 0.8cm

 

The base depicts a “shrine-like motif” typical of early Canaanite scarabs of the Middle Bronze Age, with good-luck hieroglyphs enclosed by the shrine and flanking it. The design and particular back type of the scarab date it between ca. 1700-1640 BC. The inspiration for depicting good-luck hieroglyphs on Canaanite scarabs came from Egyptian Middle Kingdom scarabs.

Condition: very good, as illustrated

Provenance: ex. collection of Ambassador G. P. before 1965



Item reference: EG1290/GP4