234:Egyptian Stone Scarab and Nine Egyptian objectsincluding Four Scarabs and Three Seals
The dark green heart stone Scarab Probably Dynasty 18-20, circa 1550-1070 B.C.
Inscribed with hieroglyphics on base. L. 2 1/8 in.
Note: A very similar dark green stone Scarab is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession no. 10.130.1650)ÑGift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910.
Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.