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Base for pectoral scarab

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Brownish wood; smooth surface; on this was the amulet, the linen wrappings and the white priming; one end broken.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length: 5.7 x 21 cm (2 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2501

Medium or Technique

Wood, cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids