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Scarab with coiled-cord pattern

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Pottery; light yellow brown; uneven color; slight glaze; no incised details on back; incised decoration on lower face; hole lengthwise; edge nicked.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period, 2061–1700 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.5 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.3827

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids