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Scarab

This is a crude blue-glazed molded scarab. The bezelled base has an impressed relief design.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Isis temple, room R, surface 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 height: 1.2 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-222

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids