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Steatite. Faded glaze. Design in double lines. Edge chipped.

Provenance

By 1930: with Daniel Z. Noorian, New York; 1930: purchased by the MFA from Daniel Z. Noorian.* (Accession date: May 1, 1930) *Objects number 30.348-30.443 were purchased as a group for $200. (Accession Date: May 1, 1930)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Egypt

Dimensions

Block: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.442

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids