Egyptian Amethyst Scarab Jewelry
Three ancient Egyptian carved amethyst scarabs, drilled through for suspension, set in modern 18 karat gold earrings and finger ring in the ancient Egyptian style.
New Kingdom, Ca. 1550-1069 BC.
Ancient Egyptian amethyst was derived from Wadi el Hudi, southeast of Aswan. Amethyst was especially popular in the New Kingdom. Two amethyst scarabs were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Formerly in an Israeli private collection.