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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.


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.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids