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Scarab

One large uninscribed, well made scarab, larger than 27-4-1165. The number 54 is written in black ink on the left side, between the front and back legs.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7450 X II, debris. 1927: 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 4.1 x 5.7 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.2001

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids