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Rare Ancient Egyptian Brown Scarab (300 - 30 Bc)

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Category : Antiquities > EgyptianItem Id: 194509
Material: StoneProvenance: luxor
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Height2.5 cm
Length10 cm
Width7.5 cm
The most common of sizes for scarabs is from 6mm to 4 cm (length) and most are probably between 1 cm and 2 cm long
Larger scarabs were made from time to time for particular purposes (such as the commemorative scarabs of Amenhotep III)
Heart scarabs (typically 5 cm to 9 cm long, made of dark hardstone and not pierced for suspension) were made for a specific funerary purpose and should be considered separately
The most common stone used for scarabs was a form of steatite, a soft stone which becomes hard when fired (forming enstatite)
These were large (mostly between 3.5 cm and 10 cm long) and made of steatite
Made of Hammer in luxor
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