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Scarab mold

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Scarab mold made of unglazed yellow-red clay. It is round and rough. It is a hemispherical mold. There is an oval depression in the center with a design for a Bes(?) face.


From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30,


Naukratis, Egypt


Height x width x length:2.4 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm (15/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids