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Egyptian scarab with an inscription to the city of Memphis

J34

£300.00

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A glazed steatite scarab decorated with an inscription reading “Memphis, city of the Lords of eternal tranquility”.

Culture
Egypt, New Kingdom, late 2nd Millennium BC

Size
1.7 x 1.3 cms, 3.4 cms including gold mount

Condition
Minor chipping and surface cracks as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Norwich, Norfolk, UK; acquired in the early 20th Century and mounted into a gold pendant setting in the 1970’s

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