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Antiquity New Kingdom Scarab of Tuthmosis III
New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty. Tuthmosis III (circa 1504-1450 BC). Steatite scarab (14x10mm). Base engraved with the cartouche of Tuthmosis III; on the left, a Maat father and the crown of Lower Egypt. Intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. Ex David Hendin collection. CNG Auction 93.

Scarabs were used as lucky and magical charms in ancient Egypt. Scarabs, such as this one, with the names of pharos, were particularly powerful, and were produced as protective amulets for the public. Hendinís collection of scarabs were collected by him in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Dk0311USMC  [Jun 04, 2013 at 11:11 PM]
Very nice! I have been on the market for one. Definitely has some age!
David Atherton  [Jun 06, 2013 at 10:49 AM]
The 18th dynasty rules! Tuthmosis III was one wicked warrior.