Winged scarab amulet. I Mill. B. C.

opaque glass
H. 3,3 cm; w. 2,4 cm; th. 0,2 cm
Purchased from Vladimir Golenischev
I.1.a 3429
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A scarab was one of the most widely spread Egyptian amulets that was extremely popular in the
ancient world. In Egypt the image of a scarab was associated with birth. A hieroglyphic
inscription on the bug's hind body indicates that the amulet could have been used as a stamp.

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