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Chalky-white stone; light blue glaze; greenish incrustation; no polish, smooth back with incised details; lower face flat and plain; eight holes around edge; glaze much worn.

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 26–31, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .06 Length: .044 W.

Accession Number

72.1066

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids