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Scarab

This is a scarab, black and unpierced

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, 7510 chapel. 1925: 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: 1.5 x 1.9 x 2.8 cm (9/16 x 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.2106

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids