Hedgehog scaraboid

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19
1550–1186 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2620

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; light green; dark green in hollows; animal in relief on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise.

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