Base for pectoral scarab

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 5.7 x 21 cm (2 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2501

Medium or Technique

Wood, cartonnage

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Brownish wood; smooth surface; on this was the amulet, the linen wrappings and the white priming; one end broken.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way