Ancient Egyptian Faience Winged Scarab Amulet. Ca.664-30 BC

Late Ptolemaic Period, Ancient Egypt. A Museum quality example of a blue faience winged scarab with a separately modeled body and wings perforated for attachments. A scarab amulet was often placed over the heart of a mummy, symbol of immortality, resurrection, transformation, and protection. The wings allowed the scarab to join the daily rising and setting of the sun, a cycle that was equated with eternal death and rebirth. The scarab aided its wearer with the power of “eternal renewal of life.” It was also worn by the Egyptian warriors in their signet rings for health, strength, and virility. Very good condition, intact. Size: H:64mm / W:122mm ; 33g

£ 2,000.00