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EF1559

An Egyptian Faience Winged Scarab, 21st Dynasty, 1069 - 945 BC

Of naturalistic style the composite piece of three parts to form a winged scarab beetle; assembled via three holes in each wing and six holes in central beetle component for attachment to mummy wrappings. The central beetle, with traces of the original green glaze, has incised detailing on all parts; lower faces flat and undetailed, all three parts show a traces in varying degrees of a cloth weave pattern to the underside. 

Dimensions:Length (from wingtip to wingtip): 12.7 cm (5 inches)  Height: 6.35 cm (2.5 inches)

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: George Ollinger private collection, Pennsylvania, thereafter in a private Pennsylvania collection, acquired from the Ollinger estate in the late 1990's.  Old collection stickers on back marked L123-A.

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