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Steatite; light green glaze; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / J' / ----E

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .015 Length: .001 W.

Accession Number

11.955

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids