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Scarab fragment

Half of a scarab; blue glaze, broken in two lengthwise. Inscribed.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris from tomb of Djhuty-Hotep. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-448

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids