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Scarab bead

This is a much worn bead. It is possibly the shape of a scarab or frog.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.874

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads