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Heart scarab pectoral

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Dark grayish-green stone; human faced scarab in center, with a pair of human arms; Horus-head and uraeus on each side; border of tassels; incised hieroglyphics on reverse.

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: .076 H. .098 W. .095 TH.

Accession Number

72.771

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings