Egyptian Steatite Scarab with Hunting Scene


A steatite Egyptian scarab with incised hieroglyphs to the reverse.  The moulded obverse is detailed with particular attention paid to the clypeus, head and elytra. The reverse features a hunting scene with two lions to the left and an anthropomorphic figure to the right. The figure is depicted holding a bow. The scarab is pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Date: Circa 1292 - 1189 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period, 19th Dynasty
Provenance: Ex private UK collection, Mr. DP, formerly acquired from a London dealership, BL, from 2004-2012.
Condition: Excellent condition. With clear detailing to the obverse and hieroglyps.

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SKU: AH-1140 Category: Tags: ,

Hunting scene scarabs such as this one have been found in abundance in North Egypt and the Southern Levant, suggesting they were mass-produced. Scenes produced depict a variety of animals, from horned deer, ferocious lions and rare ostriches.

To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.

Weight 1.39 g
Dimensions L 1.4 x W 1.1 cm



Reference: For similar: The British Museum, London, item 105136

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