26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLASS SCARAB
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 715-330 B.C.
The impressed mould-made scarab with striated wing case, 1½ in. (3.9 cm.) long; a glass inlay in the form of a recumbent jackal; a blue faience goose amulet with small suspension loop on back; and a blue glass bead in the form of a fly, 1 3/8 in. (3.6 cm.) long max (4)
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Animals, 1996, III, nos. 9 and 113; and Animals, 2004, VI, nos. 22 and 23 respectively.
Item one: the dark blue glass imitates lapis lazuli, which during the Late and Ptolemaic Period had become more expensive as supplies diminished.
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