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Scarab heart pectoral

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There is a large scarab in high relief in the center with incised figures of Osiris and Horus, one on each side. There is an incised border and incised hieroglyphics on the reverse. A piece is missing from the lower left-hand corner. The piece is pierced from top to back on the right hand...

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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



Overall: 8.6 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals