Scarab of green glazed steatite with a carved representation of Sobek as a crocodile headed man. There is a wax impression made by Professor Percy Newberry. Compares very well with one illustrated in Petrie's 'Buttons and Design Scarabs' (London1925) pl. XV no. 1070, although described as representing Taweret. Egyptians worshipped the crocodile as the god Sobek. They often wore scarabs with images of the god to protect them from crocodiles. The god’s ferociousness could also be called on at times. A story tells how one day, a magician turned a small crocodile figure into a giant living reptile and sent it to kill his wife’s lover.