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Scarab

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Black stone; incised parallel lines on back; lower face flat and plain; surface scratched and battered; no hole.

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,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .031 Length: .022 W.

Accession Number

72.1018

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids