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Funerary scarab

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This funerary faience scarab carries a blue to green-blue glaze. Its back is decorated with somewhat uneven incised lines to define parts of the body and head. The base is flat and without decoration. Small decorative notches have been made in the front curve of the base. Two large notches have...

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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: 4.7 x 3.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.3058

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings