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Pectoral scarab with detached wings

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Greenish blue on scarab; light green on wings; slight glaze; incised details; back of wings plain and rough; wings chipped; three holes in each wing; six in scarab.

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

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: (a) .07 Length: x .044 W. b,c .07 Length: x .041 W. each

Accession Number

72.3021a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids