Jewel in the form of a scarab beetle.
Amuletic jewelled scarab by Unknown Artist, c. 600 BC
© British Museum
- Gold, enamel
- Length: 2.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £46,000)
- Acquired in:
- Charles Ede
Its back is decorated with cloisons in a pattern of horizonal and vertical stripes frilled with dark blue enamel. The underside has a tube which was used for attachment to a mummy.
Collection of Comtesse Behague; French private collection; current vendor