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Amulet mold

Mold for human head: "From Scarab House." All of rough unglazed yellow clay: rude irregular hemispheres with the design for the back of the scarabs sunk in the hollow of the flat side. Various designs. The color varies a good deal - yellow, red, brown. (Pottery Book description)

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.2 cm (1 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45968

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment