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Scarab

Scarab, inscribed base, above a recumbant sphinx facing right with seated god in front and sacred eye over back. Below "Ankh" with arms holding two "Was" and flanked by two "Nefer." Two legs chipped. Faded glaze. Fine cutting. Cut free from base.

Provenance

By 1930: with Daniel Z. Noorian, New York; 1930: purchased by the MFA from Daniel Z. Noorian.* (Accession date: May 1, 1930) *Objects number 30.348-30.443 were purchased as a group for $200.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Accession Number

30.440

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids