Egyptian Steatite Scarab Amulet With Hieroglyphs
C. 1782-1570 BC – Second Intermediate Period
A carved steatite scarab with incised detail to back and hieroglyphs to base, depicting falcon-headed god Horus wearing sun disc, the feather of Ma’at in front and other various hieroglyphs.
Falcon-headed god Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities, considered the protector of the pharaoh. He is usually depicted as a falcon or hawk headed man and is the son of Orisis, a sky god closely connected with the king.
The feather of Ma’at represents justice, balance, truth and morality.
Chip to base edge with nice detail.
Provenance: Ex H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in 1980’s – 1990’s.
Size: 14mm length
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