An Egyptian Steatite Scarab for the Ramesseum, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. ca. 1295 - 1069 BCE
EA1565Regular price $650 USD
Pierced longitudinally for attachment, the back incised with suture and pronotum lines, the legs naturalistically carved and deeply incised, the base depicting the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of Ramses II.
Begun at the beginning of the pharaoh's reign, the project took twenty years to complete and was intended as a place of worship, dedicated to Ramses, god on earth, where his memory would have been kept alive after his death.
Dimensions: Length: 1.8 cm (0.70 inches)
Condition: With some surface wear, overall intact and in good condition.
Provenance: Ex. John N. Winnie, Jr. collection, Georgia, 1980’s - 1990’s., thereafter private NYC collection.