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Scaraboid gem with four-legged animal

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. An unidentifiable four-legged animal facing left, with a large head, bulbous nose, and two long ears atop the head. Body is long and rounded. Two back legs are visible. The tail sticks up and bends forward. There is only...

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Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids