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Inscribed scaraboid

Two lines of incised inscription in Phoenician characters. "Of Eliagim Servant of the King" (Prof. Baramki, University of Beirut).

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection (said to be from Gaza); gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1189

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids