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1500 - 600 B.C. Ancient Egyptian Steatite Scarab Scorpions Dilmun Culture

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,618) 100%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372269782202 This is an unusual steatite scarab, dating from 1500 B.C. The scarab came from an old collection, described as Dilmun. This refers to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the coastal regions of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. From the Telmun, (Sumerian: 𒉌𒌇𒆠, ni.tukki = DILMUNki; Arabic: دلمون) was an ancient Semitic-speaking polity in Mesopotamia. The scarab with decorated with scorpions, presumably for protection against scorpion stings and insect bites. OBJECT: AmuletCULTURE: Ancient Mesopotamian / EgyptianDATE: Late Period c. 1500 - 600 B.C. MATERIAL: SteatiteSIZE: 21mm x 14mm x 11mmWEIGHT: 4.31 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. private collection of Egyptian jewelry, London, originally from BahrainBeing a qualified Archaeologist (B.A. Hons) and having handled, analyzed and assessed items such as the above for 18 years, it is my judgment that the above description is true and accurate. A client purchase certificate is available for this item upon request. Material: Steatite, Type: Amulets, Culture:: Ancient Egyptian / Dilmun, Date:: c. 1500 - 600 B.C., Provenance: Ex. private collection London, Ex. Bahrain

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