6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AND STEATITE SCARAB PENDANT
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, REIGN OF RAMESSES II, 1290-1224 B.C.
The beetle summarily detailed, the principal design of the underside with the Pharaoh Ramesses II as a ram-headed sphinx, mounted in a gold setting, set within a sheet collar adorned with plain and ribbon wires toward the base, a ring conforming to each perforation, the pendant with a wide oval hoop, ribbed along its length, tapering as it passes through the perforation in the scarab, surmounted by a wide ribbed suspension tube
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide
New York Art Market, 1980.
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For a similar example see no. 7, p. 48 in Ben-Tor, The Scarab, A Reflection of Ancient Egypt.
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