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1st century B.C., 7th century B.C.
H: 8 cm
Brown, Green, Red
Complete and in good condition. Minor cracks and superficial wear.
This amulet, pointed at its end, was modeled in the shape of a stylized papyrus stem. The suspension hole is located in the small semicircular tenon that surmounts the object.
Despite its miniature size and the hardness of the stone, this amulet is remarkable for its technical and artistic quality; the surface is perfectly polished.
The scarab is placed on a flat, elliptical base; the bottom has no inscription. Characterized by stylized, though complete and accurate shapes, this beetle shows elegant features that indicate the details of the anatomy.
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