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Scarab

This chipped and bored scarab has decoration in darker glaze on its back. The base is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose III.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, mastaba G 7142, debris. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-220

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids