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Scarab

This is a fragment of a bored blue-glazed scarab.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 3, black debris. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length x diameter: 1 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2959

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids