2 VINTAGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE RITUAL CEREMONIAL SCARABS
- VERY FINE AMULETS WITH PRECISE CARVED INSCRIPTION
* ACQUIRED IN 1951 FROM DAHSHUR, AREA OF THE MEMPHIS NECROPOLIS.
MEMPHIS WAS THE CAPITAL OF LOWER EGYPT BEFORE THE TWO LANDS WERE UNIFIED AROUND 3100 BCE BY THE PHARAOH MENA (AKA NARMER), WHO FOUND THE FIRST OF THIRTY DYNESTIES THAT WOULD RULE THE KINGDOM FOR THE NEXT 2500 YEARS.
* THE EXACT AGE OF THE SCARABS IS NOT DETERMINED
** IT'S GUARANTEED THAT THESE SCARAB AMULETS ARE 70 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
* ACTUAL PHOTOS OF THE SCARABS AS THEY WERE ACCQUIRED
* Ritual and Ceremonial Scarabs:
By Far the Most Important Amulet in Ancient Egypt was the Scarab, Sacred Scarabs or Ritual Scarabs Were Used by the Egyptians During Religious Ceremonies and in other Occasions Such as Birth and Marriage.
Ritual Scarabs were Usually Smaller is Size Than the Average Scarab Amulets, Also the Inscriptions on the Back Were Considered Sacred and Were Designed by a High Priest
To the Ancient Egyptians, the Scarab or Dung Beetle was a Protector and a Symbol of the new Brighter day ahead
- INSCRIBED ON THE BACK, SACRED INSCRIPTIONS.
- MEASURES: 11 - 12 mm long, 8.5 mm wide, 6 - 6.2 mm DEEP (APPROXIMATELY)
- HOLED THROUGH FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
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