Amuletic jewelled scarab by Unknown Artist

Jewel in the form of a scarab beetle.


Details

Medium:
Gold, enamel
Dimensions:
Length: 2.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £46,000)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Collection of Comtesse Behague; French private collection; current vendor

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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