Pectoral of bright blue faience with heavy glaze. Composite piece of three parts to form a winged scarab beetle; assembled via three holes in each wing and six holes in central beetle component. Incised detailing on all parts; lower faces flat and undetailed. Intact.
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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way