Scarab (Forgery)



Forgery of a carnelian scarab seal with details of the head, round eyes, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a representation of a wolf or jackal with snake at the front and falcon wearing a crown. Pierced through the length for suspension. There are remains of gold leaf on one side. Chipped on the base. There is a golden metal wire inside the perforation hole. Gatty Slip: "A modern forgery (Dr. S. Birch & Rev G. J. Chester)".