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Funerary Scarab

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This faience funerary scarab is of a very deep blue-black color with traces of glaze. Incised parallel lines indicate striations on the beetle's wings, while ither lines divide sections of the body and head. Small notches have been cut out of the front curve of the base, with two larger notches...

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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 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 5 x 3.1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.3059

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings