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Pottery; green glaze; discolored with brown; incised details on convex back; lower face flat with incised hieroglyphics, hole lengthwise; fine condition.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.2 cm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1522

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids