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Scarab

Faience amulet of a scarab beetle, one of thirty amulets described. P Book P.8139- has "Disposed of Dec. 27, 1906". Found with faience objects given by the EEF: Eg.Inv.3577 to Eg.Inv.3595 and 02.770, 72.1418, and 88.1003, P.725 to P.824, P.4418 to P.8145.

Provenance

From Dendereh: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Dendereh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45931

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids