Ancient Egyptian Scarabs


The scarab beetle was revered by the ancient Egyptians for its seemingly regenerative powers... and became the icon of Egyptian understanding of death and rebirth. Scarab amulets such as these were buried with the dead to ensure safe passage into the next life.
All my scarabs come from good, old collections. Due to lack of space I don't always indicate this in the descriptions. But provenance information accompanies each piece on the COA.

Egypt's New Kingdom (1539--1070 BC), especially the 18th Dynasty (1504--1450 BC), saw some of Egypt's most famous Pharaohs... Hapshepsut, Thutmosis III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun (King Tut). Scarabs of the time were designed with heiroglyphic cartouches and symbology of the Pharaoh's various names, praises and well-wishes, as well as animal and god motifs. Earlier scarabs from Egypt's 2nd Intermediate Period, Hyksos Period, and contemporary Phoenician sources (1750-1570 BC) often depict heiroglyphic praises to the Pharaoh, and ornate carved linear motifs.

Egypt, New Kingdom, c.1570 - 1075 BC. Steatite scarab with name of Maat-Hethes-Ra, which is a private name. Cf. Petrie, Scarabs, pl. LIV (as 26th Dynasty), no. 14. 11.5 mm. Great detail, much better than photo! #23359: $350

An Egyptian 2nd Intermediate steatite scarab, c. 1750 - 1570 BC, the body nicely carved with great detail to the head and eyes. On base, the god Horus kneels holding a lotus flower. 17 x 12mm. Intact, no remaining glaze, great surfaces with almost no wear at all. Ex Los Angeles private collection. #AE2224: $375

Egypt, New Kingdom, probably Levantine, c. 1570 - 1075 BC. Steatite scarab engrved with "Beloved of Amen-Re". Deep-cut heiroglyphs. 15 mm. #23357: $275

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Beautiful blue glaze still remains! Depicts a lion attacking a crocodile. 20 mm. Big and chunky! #scb8634: $249

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786- 1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Horus falcon wearing tall crown of Lower Egypt! Neat piece. 14 mm, small chip off top. #72713: $199

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Depicts standing falcon-god Horus holding staff with uraeus (cobra). 17 mm with deep relief! #578863: $255 SOLD

Late Period Egypt, 664-535 BC. Carved green-stone "button" scarab. Lovely piece with nicely detailed features. Holed through for wearing. 21 mm long. #1673: $199

Late Period (664 - 535 BC). Very large carved stone button-scarab from Upper Egypt. Deep-etched designs, high arched body. 24x20x13 mm! #AE2136: $199

New Kingdom, 1570 - 1070 BC. Neat little steatite scarab with heiroglyphs: Maat feather, Ra and horus-falcon. 11 mm. #72641: $225 SOLD
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC. Steatite scarab of Thutmose III, 1504-1450 BC. Depicts his cartouche, Men-Kheper-Ra, flanked by 2 feathers of Maat. Top nicely engraved. 13 mm (1/2"). #AE2138: $325

Large Egyptian steatite scarab, 2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1674 - 1549 BC, the body nicely carved with detailed head and lotus flowers on the wing case, the base neatly incised with symmetric signs including the "an-re" formula seen on many scarabs of the period. 2.2 x 1.5 cm. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AE2225: $399

Nice 2nd Intermediate steatite cowroid with kneeling goddess, c. 1750 - 1570 BC. Carved with large collars around the suspension holes imitating a metal mount, the base with central kneeling goddess holding a staff, nefer & uraeus. 20mm. Ex Royal Athena Gallery, New York. #0611077: $325

New Kingdom, 1570 - 1070 BC. Nice steatite scarab. 2 uraeii (cobras) flanking a falcon over a crocodile. Nice! Ex-Harmer Rooke Galleries, NY. #90945: $275

2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scaraboid. Elongated form, sharp heiroglyphic kheper (beetle), winged solar disc, etc. 17 mm. #6353: $275

2nd Intermediate Period, 1786- 1567 BC. Steatite scarab, face of Hathor on the base! 14 mm. Sharp detail! #AE2128: $225

Middle Kingdom Egypt. 14th Dynasty (1786-1603 BC) steatite scarab. Engraved with stylized bundle of lotus flowers. Lovely! 17 mm. Ex-Harmer Rooke Galleries, NY. #90944: $225

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Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Large steatite scarab. Base engraved with elaborate cruciform (cross) design. Some chipping, likely worn as ring bezel in antiquity. 19 mm (3/4"). #AE2141: $250

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Nice steatite scarab. Base engraved with elaborate uraeus (cobra) with long body that coils around all 4 corners. 15 mm (9/16"). #AE2142: $250

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC. Steatite scarab of Thutmose III, 1504-1450 BC. Depicts his cartouche, Men-Kheper-Ra, with seated baboon. Nice body with well-defined legs. 12 mm (7/16"). #AE2137: $350

Egypt, Late Middle Kingdom steatite scarab, c. 18th Century BC, with symmetric signs in three rows. 15 x 11mm. Intact, no glaze. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AE2008: $325

New Kingdom, 1570 - 1070 BC. Steatite scarab. Depicts standing falcon with double crown of unified Upper and Lower Egypt, small animal behind, uraeus (cobra) in front. Deep relief on bottom, nicely detailed top. 16 mm. #8783: $299

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Great steatite scarab. Finely detailed top, three fish on base! 14 mm. #73277: $225

New Kingdom, 1570 - 1070 BC. Nice steatite scarab. On base heiroglyphics reading "Amun-Re". Chipped on edge but otherwise nice! 13 mm. #scb9600: $250

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786- 1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Feathers of Maat with symbols above. 13 mm. #72774: $199

Egypt. 2nd Intermediate Period, 1750-1570 BC. HUGE steatite scarab. Nicely carved body, base decorated with stylized hieroglyphic signs. 24 x 18mm. #091059: $299
New Kingdom, c. 1570 - 1075 BC. HUGE steatite scarab! Low in profile, the wide body nicely carved, legs slightly splayed and deeply carved at the sides. On base, a pair of monkeys flanking a central figure of the god Bes, wearing his characteristic plumed headdress. 4.3 x 3 cm. Intact, few minor chips and nicks. Ex Los Angeles private collection. #AE2212: $675

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Great steatite scarab. The base engraved with a central scarab beetle, Djed pillar of Osiris and 2 ankhs ("life"). 15 mm (9/16"). Sharp detail! #AE2144: $299

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Depicts kneeling falcon-god Horus, holding lotus-staff. Great detail, nice coloration. 17 mm. #7093: $250

2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Large steatite scarab. Falcon flanked by two uraeii (cobras). 13 mm. #scb458: $175

Ancient Egypt, 3rd Intermediate Period, c. 1075 - 664 BC. Nice and very large faience scarab, set into a choice gold brooch. The scarab's glaze now a deep purplish-black and well-molded with good detail. On the base, a seated monkey before a large Wedjat, or 'Eye of Horus'. Modern gold setting, 30-40 years old, stamped 14k in Arabic numbers. 34 x 23mm. In great condition and a very attractive jewelry item! Ex German private collection. #AE2035x2: $950

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Stylized animal facing a Djed pillar. 13.5 mm. #578846: $179

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab, cross-seal design. Tall arched body, silvery-black color, 15 mm. #AE2130: $189

Egypt. 2nd Intermediate Period, 1750-1570 BC. Nice steatite scarab with a crocodile and a horned goat. Base nicely carved with texturing. The legs are well cut. 20 mm. #091060: $275

New Kingdom, 1570 - 1070 BC. Steatite scarab carved with heiroglyphic praises to Amun. 13 mm. Great form, high arched body. #AE2135: $250
A Small Collection of Scarabs from the Bob Brier Collection
Bob Brier, a.k.a. "Mr. Mummy", American Egyptologist,
Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University and author of several books on Ancient Egypt.
All ex-Bob Brier Collection; From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection. Ex-CNG.
2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a crossed pattern. Small edge chip at mount’s head otherwise intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. 14x11mm. #cng287798: $299

2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a crossed pattern. Intact, pierced for mounting. 15x10mm. #cng287799: $325
2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a crossed pattern. Cf. Niccacci 305. Small edge chips, once glazed, pierced for mounting. 17x11mm. #cng287804: $275
2nd Intermediate Period, c.
1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a crossed pattern. Niccacci 309 var.; Ben-Tor p.67, 16 var. Small edge chip otherwise intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. 15x10mm. #cng287807: $325

2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a crossed pattern. Cf. Matouk II, 2216. Small edge chips, once glazed, pierced for mounting. 14x10mm. #cng287808: $299

2nd Intermediate Period, c.
1650-1550 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a coiled cord pattern. Cf. Niccacci 285. Slightly chipped at mount’s mouth from mount removal, once glazed, pierced for mounting. Nicely decorated back. #cng287819: $350



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Ancient Egypt. Late Period, c. 664 - 343 BC. Excellent large carnelian naturalistic scarab. Handsomely carved with vertical lines on the elytra. Intact with original high polish and suspension loop on the middle of the bottom. 26 x 19mm. Ex San Diego private collection; Ex Bonham's, London. Lovely! #JV18104x2: SOLD

Second Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Steatite scarab. Depicts Pharaoh kneeling right, holding lotus flower, heiroglyphic details around. Very cool! 17 mm. #8698: $249 SOLD


New Kingdom, c. 1570-1075 BC. Nice steatite scarab, the body and legs well cut. On base, a ‘kheper’ between feathers of the goddess "Ma'at" Intact. 15.5x11mm. Light reglazing. Very nice detail.
Ex Philip Mitry collection, acquired in the 1920's. no. 1230. #861307: $325 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1570-1075 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a 'nefer' beside an erect cobra (uraeus); top nicely detailed. 13 x 9 mm. Ex Hamdy Sakr collection, London, acquired in the 1960's - 1970's. #AE2036: $375 SOLD

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Fantastic steatite scarab. Ornately carved top, the base with a central scarab beetle and punched-dot design around. 17 mm (5/8"). #AE2143: $350 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1570-1075 BC. Steatite scarab. Base engraved with a uraeus (cobra) above a falcon. 13.5 x 14 mm, nice detail, head chipped. Ex Hamdy Sakr collection, London, acquired in the 1960's - 1970. #AE2038: $199 SOLD

Attractive New Kingdom scarab with Victorian setting. The scarab, New Kingdom, c. 1570 - 1075 BC, with nicely carved body and legs, the base with cartouche of Thutmose III below a vulture, seated figure to lt. The scarab has been reglazed in Victorian times and nicely set in a low carat or plated gold bail with suspension loop. Scarab measures 2.5 x 1.7 cm. A very handsome Grand Tour piece! Ex Los Angeles private collection. #AE2167: $699 SOLD

Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Period, 1786-1567 BC. Great steatite scarab. Double Eye of Horus (wadjet) at top, lotus blossoms below. Gorgeous! 14.5 mm. #AE2132: $275 SOLD