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Scaraboid

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A green-glazed stone scarab with a seal on the flat side (bottom); the other side (top) is rounded; pierced, perhaps to be worn as part of jewelry as 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: 0.11 x 0.11 cm (1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1701

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids