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Heart scarab

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Dark green stone; mottled with light green; smooth back with incised details; lower face flat, with eight horizontal parallel lines of incised hieroglyphics; no hole; traces of back incrustation.

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,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .06 Length: .044 W.

Accession Number

72.972

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids