Heart scarab

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.1259

Medium or Technique

Dark stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

The scarab is well modeled, with striated wing cases. The base is uninscribed.

Provenance

Beseriani Collection, Naples; Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); 1956: Horace L. Mayer Collection; By 1956; Given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer