Heart scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .057 Length: .044 W.

Accession Number

72.977

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Dark brown stone; dull surface; smooth back with incised details; lower face flat, with five horizontal parallel lines of hieroglyphics painted in yellow; no hole; good condition.

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