Funerary Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–31
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .031 Length: .022 W.

Accession Number

72.3066

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Very brilliant blue; strong glaze; even color; beetle rest on oval plate with smooth lower surface and five perforations; no hieroglyphics.

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