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Naturalistic scarab

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Black stone scarab with legs crudely cut on base, plates decorated with parallel lines.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.8 x 2.7 x 3.7 cm (11/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1127

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids