Lot 49: A beautifully carved Egyptian steatite scarab
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A beautifully carved Egyptian steatite scarab, New Kingdom, c. 1570 – 1075 BC, with well-detailed body and legs, the base the pharaoh in the form of a lion, wearing false beard, tramples Egypt’s enemies underfoot, hieroglyphic signs above and a cartouche of Thutmose III to rt. A very attractive scarab! 22 x 16mm. Holed lengthwise for suspension, mineral deposits within the recesses. Ex Hamdy Sakr collection; previously in the private collection of Alex Anckonie III, acquired during his time in the Navy in the 1960's - 1970's.
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