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Scarabs

This is a group of four roughly made scarabs with legs carved on the bottom, no suspension ring, and trace of gold foil on one.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room V. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2671

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids