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Steatite; dark green glaze; brown discoloration; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pilared hal 27). 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: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .017 H. .012 W.

Accession Number

11.1125

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids