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Scaraboid amulet

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Black stone (obsidian?) scaraboid amulet with finely modeled details of legs on the underside and loop on bottom for suspension.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.5 x 2 cm (9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.584

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids