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Scarab

This scarab is somewhat worn, with traces of blue glaze remaining. Incised hieroglyphs on base are likely a name, though reading somewhat indistinct. It is pierced lengthwise for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7000, East of pyramid I-b. 1924: 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

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2592

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids