Heart scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .057 Length: .041 W.

Accession Number

72.975

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Grayish white stone; traces of black covering; back has incised details; lower face flat, with nine horizontal parallel lines of incised hieroglyphics; no hole; nicked on edge.

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