Base for pectoral scarab
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Width x length: 5.7 x 21 cm (2 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Brownish wood; smooth surface; on this was the amulet, the linen wrappings and the white priming; one end broken.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way