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Egypt, Steatite Scarab, Hyksos Type, 13th - 17th Dynasty, c. 1780 - 1550 B.C.
The Hyksos were Asiatic (probably Canaanite) people who in arrived in Egypt in the 11th Dynasty, began their climb to power in the 13th Dynasty, and by the 15th Dynasty, ruled lower Egypt. At the end of the 17th Dynasty, they were expelled.
AS48866. Scarab; cf. Newberry XIX, 15; buff carved steatite, glaze gone white, 16 x 12 mm; design of finely executed interlocking spirals in four rows, Choice, Copris, plain head and clypeus, short notches indicating prothorax separation, no separation of elytra, feathered legs, ex Alex G. Malloy Sale 3/26/1999, 1110; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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