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2monkeyzantiques
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: need help with glyphs on scarab beetle Reply with quote

[/img] http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/2monkeyzantiques/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_3-3_zps88c10637.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: need help with glyphs on scarab beetle Reply with quote

2monkeyzantiques wrote:
[/img] http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/2monkeyzantiques/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_3-3_zps88c10637.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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What you have is a tourist souvenir, so the glyphs are unintelligible overall. Some attempt has been made to create the term, "Amun" (a common enough term for souvenir sellers) on the top row, but the other glyphs don't form a coherent statement, which a real antiquity would.

This type is a usual form of tourist souvenirs you can find in any suq or hawked by any seller at ancient monuments in Egypt. They are modern, poorly done, and should never considered real antiquities.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, after looking at it and trying to match them up, I figured something was wrong. Good thing I didn't buy it then. Thank you for your help. New to the egyptian collections.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may not be an intelligible spell or phrase, but are the hieroglyphs real? In particular the one in the bottom left corner looks like a bird, but I cannot distinguish its head. It looks like it is repeated. On the far right side.
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