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Scarab

Small, steatite scarab, glazed lost, with a naturalistic back type and an animal (lion or baboon?) incised on the base.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian,

Accession Number

67.1120

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids