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Scarab

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Steatite; dark green; glazed; incised hieroglyphics; base mended.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27), lot c. 1907: 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. (Accession date: Marrch 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–364 A.D.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .013 Length: .09 W.

Accession Number

11.1000

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids