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Scarab

This bored scarab is broekn on the top. The base is incised with a design of a quadruped animal.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, black debris. 1926: 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: 1.1 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm (7/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-13

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids