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Hematite, highly polished. Uninscribed.

Provenance

From site of ancient town, Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, 650–600 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .013 x .01

Accession Number

87.690

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids