Lot 669: Egyptian Carved Human-Headed Scarab Bead
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Roman Period, 30 BC-323 AD. A carved carnelian scarab with human head wearing a striated wig, pierced for suspension; accompanied by a hand written note: 'Blank scarab- carnelian, with human-head type of back. See Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, Buttons & Design Scarabs, p.16, 303-4.' 2.79 grams, 16mm (3/4"). From an important collection formed by a Boston lady; formerly with Charles Ede Ltd, London, UK. This type of scarab began to be used in Fifteenth Dynasty.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.