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LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
1/2 - 5/8 in. (4.13 grams total, 12-15 mm).

A mixed group of scarabs and intaglios comprising: carnelian plaque with helmetted warrior holding shield with right hand and winged Nike on his left; green glazed composition scarab with enigmatic hieroglyphs on base; onyx scarab with an armed running warrior on base, cut in Rome; a later gold bracelet with an Etruscan scarab; one wedjat eye scaraboid; an Etruscan scarab with a centaur; one stone scarab with seated Ra-Horakhty above nb reading 'lord Ra Horakhty'; one pink stone scarab with bird. [4]

Supplied with small a handwritten note: 'Antiquities found in Rome, given to Henrietta Sophia Benfield by her mother'.
Henrietta Sophia Benfield (1796-1857) was the daughter of Paul Benfield and his wife, Mary Frances, daughter of Henry Swinburne (1743-1803). Property of the Berkeley collection. With Sotheby's, London, 11 December 2019, lot 182.
English private collection.