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Fragment of a hawk-headed scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 0.9 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1286

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This fragment is of the head of a hawk-headed scarab. It is rough, worn and unpolished.

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