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Scaraboid

Scaraboid of blue faience with no detailing on back; surface worn. Bottom carries open cut and incised line depiction of a Hathor-headed sistrum, flanked by two vertical incised lines. Pierced.

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

67.1092

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids