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Funerary Scarab

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Deep blue-green glaze covered by a coating of red-paint; worn surface; good condition; lower face is plain.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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


Legacy dimension: .035 Length: .028 W.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings