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Faience figure in the form of a scorpion. Possibly a reference to the Scorpion King, who ruled Egypt before Narmer- the first king of Egypt whose name that we know. These animals are both dangerous and protectors. In this royal context they were no doubt the latter. Faience is a glazed material that was mouldmade. It was commonly used in ancient Egypt.
about 3000 B.C. 2500 B.C.