ca. 1550 -1000 BC EGYPTIAN EMPIRE GREEN FAIENCE SCARAB SEAL AMULET PENDANT

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller rarecoincollector (34,283) 100%, Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223488442698 CRUDE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCARABPOSSIBLE CANAANITE MANUFACTURENEW KINGDOM OF EGYPT – EGYPTIAN EMPIREca. 1550 TO 1000 BCGREEN FAIENCE SCARAB BEETLE AMULET SEAL PENDANTTHE FLAT UNDERSIDE OF THIS CRUDE AMULETIC HAS TWO MAAT FEATHERS (TRUTH), FLANKING A DEBASED HIEROGLYPH, RESEMBLING THE REPRESENTATION OF THE WOODEN COLUMN HIEROGLYPH (THE MEANING OF WHICH WAS "GREAT"). THE WAVY LINE UNDERNEATH IS IDENTICAL IN DEPICTION TO THE D13 HIEROGLYPH FROM GARDINER'S LIST. D13 REPRESENTS THE EYEBROW OF THE EYE OF HORUS. THE OVAL BENEATH COULD REPRESENT D12, THE PUPIL, OR IT COULD BE THE SOLAR DISK STANDING FOR RA OR RE. THE CRUDENESS OF MANUFACTURE POINTS TO POSSIBLE CANAANITE ORIGIN OF THIS PIECE. CANAAN WAS UNDER THE RULE OF THE EGYPTIAN EMPIRE FOR OVER 300 YEARS.THE FEATHER OF THE GODDESS MAAT (GODDESS OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE), "THE FEATHER OF TRUTH" (A STYLIZED OSTRICH FEATHER), FEATURES PROMINENTLY AS A ROYAL AND PROTECTION SYMBOL ON MANY SCARABS. THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS BELIEVED THAT THE SINGLE FEATHER OF THE GODDESS MAAT WOULD WEIGH AGAINST THE HEARTS OF THE DEAD ON A SCALE IN THE UNDERWORLD. IF ONE'S HEART WAS EQUAL OR LIGHTER IN WEIGHT TO THE FEATHER, IT MEANT THEY LED A LIFE OF VIRTUE, AND THE DEPARTED COULD CONTINUE ON TO THE AFTERLIFE. IF JUDGED WITH A HEAVY HEART, THE HEART WOULD BE DEVOURED BY THE DEMON GODDESS AMMIT.THE BEETLE CARAPACE OF THIS SCARAB IS SIMPLY CARVED BUT DELINEATED. THE SUSPENSION HOLE IS FREE OF SEDIMENT. THE LEGS ARE DEEPLY AND SIMPLY INCISED WITHOUT DETAIL. THE GLAZING IS STILL EXTANT. THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS MAINTAINED THAT THE SUN WAS PROPELLED ACROSS THE HEAVENS BY MEANS OF A SCARAB BEETLE, THE GOD KHEPERA (KHEPRI), AN ASPECT OF RA AS THE RISING SUN. HE WOULD ROLL THE SUN ACROSS THE SKY LIKE A BEETLE ROLLS DUNG ACROSS THE GROUND. THE EGYPTIANS CREATED MANY AMULETS IN THE FORM OF BEETLES, IN A GREAT VARIETY OF MATERIALS. THESE WERE ROUTINELY MARKED WITH INSCRIPTIONS OF HIEROGLYPHS, GODS AND GODDESSES, SACRED ANIMALS, AND MANY OTHER DESIGNS, CONVENIENTLY ACCOMMODATED TO THE FLAT STYLIZED UNDERSIDES.COMPOSITION: FAIENCEDIMENSIONS: 10 MM WIDTH, 14.5 MM LENGTH, 6.5 MM HEIGHTCOMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION Condition: PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS AND HISTORY -COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION, Material: Stone, Type: Amulet, Cultural Origin: Egyptian

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