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Scarab

This scarab has a flat, uninscribed base.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street east of G 7070, in 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

Height x length: 3.2 x 4 cm (1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-6

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids