Gustave Mustaki was an avid collector in the early 20th century, and his collection came to the UK under Egyptian licence in 1947. Many of his pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum, and the Egyptian State Museum. We have purchased over 1700 scarabs from this collection.
Scarabs were produced in vast numbers across many centuries, and many thousands have survived. They were generally intended to be worn or carried by the living.
To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.