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Scarab, naturalistic

Black and white mottled granite; fine incised parallel lines on back; cross-ribs and hole on lower face; some polish; perfect condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Accession Number

72.910

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids