Egyptian calcite pectoral scarabE18
A carved calcite pectoral scarab with a flat base and striated wing-case.
Egypt, 1st Millennium BC
2.3 x 2 cm
Ex. Private collection, UK; acquired in the early 20th Century.
Thence acquired in Christies London in 2005 by Dr. Pietro Villari, Sicily, Italy. Dr. Villari co-founded The International Centre of High Education and Research in Archaeology (Venice); and in 1996 he also founded The Archaeological Centre (The Netherlands).