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Scarab

Unbaked and unglazed; no division lines on back; lower face flat with incised papyrus plant with pendent buds; hole lenghtwise; edges nicked. From Naucratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

86.681

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids