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Scarab

Grayish-white ivory (?) glaze worn; inscribed. Sides broken.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885-6: 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, 664–525 B.C.

Accession Number

88.1042

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids