Egyptian steatite scarab with a wish inscriptionJ33
A glazed steatite scarab decorated with an inscription reading “May Ra bestow eternity”.
Egypt, New Kingdom, late 2nd Millennium BC
1.7 x 1.2 cms, 3.4 cms including gold mount
Minor chipping as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, Norwich, Norfolk, UK; acquired in the early 20th Century and mounted into a gold pendant setting in the 1970’s