Rare Lapis Falcon-Headed Scarab

Egyptian lapis lazuli scarab with a falcon head, Late Period, ca. 722-655 BC.


Product Description

Rare lapis lazuli scarab with a falcon head and naturalistic legs, pierced through its base for suspension.
A recent study not only identified lapis lazuli as the material typically used for falcon-headed scarabs, but it also established further rules for this rare type of object: they generally possess the legs of the beetle instead of a flat base common for scarabs and they tend to date predominantly from the 25th dynasty.

Similar example in "Masterpieces from Collectors and Collections", Brussels Ancient Art Fair, 2012.


13mm H., 11mm L.

Condition Report



Famous collection Mariaud de Serres, France, acquired before 1983.
Culture Egyptian
Period Late Period
Material Stone
Category Amulets