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Scaraboid

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Back in the form of a pair of trussed ducks, with heads bent back over wings. The head of one now missing. Base in form of circular cartouche with floral motif in center. Pierced twice.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom or later, 1550–332 B.C.

Dimensions

1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.994

Medium or Technique

Green glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids