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Scarab with vulture

Scarab of blue-green faience with highly schematic back type. Incised decoration on the base shows a vulture, possibly meant to be interpreted as grasping an ankh.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom(?), 1539–1075 B.C.

Accession Number

67.1085

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids