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Painted scarab in green and yellow; elaborate wings in red, white, green and black; hieroglyphics above in black on white and yellow ground; checker pattern above in blue, red and white; worn in spots.

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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length: 9.9 x 22.5 cm (3 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4812

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings