Scarab seal and modern impression: Osiris flanked by protective deities

Jasper, green | 1.9 x 1.4cm | c. 6th-5th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Around the beginning of the first millennium B.C., Phoenician seal engravers adopted the use of the scarab, an Egyptian symbol of regeneration. In typical Phoenician fashion, the seals were decorated with Egyptian motifs that are juxtaposed out of co...
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