Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Scarab Amulet
C. 713-332 BC – Late Period
An Egyptian Lapis Lazuli scarab beetle with some incised detail and pierced through the centre for suspension. In Ancient Egypt the scarab beetle represents the sun god, Ra and is also a symbol of rebirth and regeneration.
Slightly chipped edge with some light earthy surface deposits and strong colour.
Provenance: Ex P. M. Collection. Ex Constable Collection, collected in the 1990’s.
Size: 15mm length