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Scarab

Much of the glaze on this chipped, steatite scarab is worn away. The base is incised with a royal name. The scarab is pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7500. 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, 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

25.2192

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids