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Scarab

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A minute blue-green-glazed scarab; glaze is worn; pierced, perhaps a bead?

Provenance

From Giza, G5330, Pit A near foot of mud casing. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 0.6 x 0.41 cm (1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1700

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids