EGYPTIAN WINGED SCARAB

An Egyptian blue-glazed molded composition winged scarab, the wings made separately. The wings are pierced at top and bottom of their interior edge for attachment by thread to corresponding piercings on either side of the scarab, and an additional piercing at the scarab’s nose (for attachment to a solar disc, now lost). The scarab and wings with intricately molded detail.

 

Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, ca. 664–525 BC

No repair or restoration. 7.2 x 19.3 cm (2 3⁄4 x 7 5/8"), as mounted.

Ex: New York private collection, Mr. H.A., by 1979.

With Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, 1986.

Ex: New York private collection, Mr. Pierre Rinfret, thence by descent.

 

(#eg5636fa)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.16

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Petrie, WM Flinders ; Amulets (Warminster, 1972) p.25, pl.XI no. 93g

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