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Scarab

This shiny green well-cut scarab is bored and is incised with a figure of a squatting goddess holding an Ankh on its base.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, sebekh siftings. 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: 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-872

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids