25 October 2006
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE, STEATITE AND CORNELIAN SCARAB NECKLACE
CIRCA DYNASTY XII (1991-1786 B.C.) AND LATER
With ancient and later scarabs in later gold mounts with turquoise spacers, the scarabs including a green glazed steatite scaraboid inscribed with ankh and nefer-signs, a good wish for a long life, a green glazed steatite scarab inscribed with ankh, wadj and nwb (gold) signs, both circa Dynasty XII (1991-1786 B.C.), and a turquoise faience scarab with cartouche of Tuthmosis III (1504-1450 B.C.), some scarabs modern, 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) long overall; a turquoise glazed steatite scarab, the reverse with falcon-headed lion/sphinx with nefer-sign, with modern gold suspension loop, Dynasty XVIII, circa 1450 B.C.; four modern steatite scarabs, one in an openwork rosette brooch setting, another in a finger ring setting; and a wooden finger ring (7)
Collection of Charles Brooke, 2nd Rajah of Sarawak (1829-1917); and thence by descent.
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