$1,750 USD– SOLD
Finely carved from magical lapis lazuli imported from Afghanistan, the ellipsoidal form with uninscribed base, carved legs and a suture on the back to define the pronotum separation. Such larger examples in lapis are used as heart scarabs and are not pierced.
References: Andrews, Carol, 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, chapter 4: Scarabs for the living and funerary scarabs, pp 50-59, Andrews, Carol, c 1993, University of Texas Press.
Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
Dimensions: Height 1.95 cm (3/4 inch), Width 1.2 cm (1/2 inch)
Condition: Intact with expected deposits, overall a fine example.
Provenance: Kurt Cohn private collection (d. ca. 1985), London assembled in the 1950’s.