Jewel in the form of a scarab beetle.

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


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