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Funerary scarab

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This faience funerary scarab retains very slight traces of blue glaze, though much of the original finish has worn away. It has a smooth back with wide incised lines to define body, head, and wing components very generally. The base is flat and undecorated. It is pierced twice in each side for...

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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. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–31, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 5.7 x 3.8 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1068

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings