Rare Ancient Egypt Egyptian antique Scarab Date Unkown 1 1/4" Long, Heartstone

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Seller: sanford1981joe (520) 99.3%, Location: Mishawaka, Indiana, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 303030894557 'Up for offer we have A Ancient Egyptian Scarab Measures Approx. 1 1/4" Long,Believe this to be a Heartstone, Funerary Scarab.I'm Not an expert on these, have no idea on date. If anyone knows an information for me to add, please don't hesitate to message me. This one and others were from an estate. Scarabs were produced in vast numbers for many centuries and many thousands have survived. They were generally intended to be worn or carried by the living. They were typically carved or moulded in the form of a scarab beetle (usually identified as Scarabaeus sacer) with varying degrees of naturalism but usually at least indicating the head, wing case and legs but with a flat base. The base was usually inscribed with designs or hieroglyphs to form an impression seal. Scarabs were usually drilled from end to end to allow them to be strung on a thread or incorporated into a swivel ring. The common length for standard scarabs is between 6 mm and 40 mm and most are between 10 mm and 20 mm. Larger scarabs were made from time to time for particular purposes (such as the commemorative scarabs of Amenhotep III). Heart scarabs (typically 50 mm to 90 mm long, made of dark hardstone and not pierced for suspension) were made for a specific funerary purpose and should be considered separately. Scarabs were generally either carved from stone or moulded from Egyptian faience. Once carved, they would typically be glazed blue or green and then fired. The most common stone used for scarabs was a form of steatite, a soft stone which becomes hard when fired (forming enstatite). Hardstone scarabs were also made and the stones most commonly used were green jasper, amethyst and carnelian. While the majority of scarabs would originally have been green or blue the coloured glazes used have often either become discoloured or have been lost, leaving most steatite scarabs appearing white or brown. Scarabs were often of very light color. Please view photos carefully. Please see photos!!!Payments are due within 48 hours of Auction ending. Non paying Bidder will be sent to Ebay Immediately after 48hrWe accept PayPal Thank you and please look for our other listings as we will offera wide variety of items. From Antiques, Collectibles, to the odd and unusual! Thank you!We work to get the most accurate shipping for you! Our Goal is customer satisfaction! Should there be a problem, please make contact Through ebay prior to posting feedback! Condition: See Description, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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