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Scarab

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Yellow-brown; slight glaze; strong modeling; incised details on back; lower face flat with incised hieroglyphics; edge chipped; hole lenghtwise.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 2 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.675

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids