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Scaraboid

An animal-backed scaraboid seal in form of bird (vulture?). The unusal piece has a small head standing up and striated wings and tail feathers. It has green glaze, and the prenomen of Thutmose III is incised on the base, mn-xpr-r' Menkheperre, flanked by nTr nfr, the good god.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length x diameter: 0.9 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-1043

Medium or Technique

Faience or steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids