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Scarab heart pectoral of Pashed

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This pectoral belonged to Pashed, chief workman of the Theban necropolis. On the recto, a scarab is carved in raised relief; incised on its back is a solar deity in a sacred barque, flanked by the shrines of Upper and Lower Egypt. Two benu birds are also incised on the scarab. Flanking the...

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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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.


Height x width: 10.4 x 13 cm (4 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals