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Inscribed scaraboid

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1189

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Two lines of incised inscription in Phoenician characters. “Of Eliagim Servant of the King” (Prof. Baramki, University of Beirut).

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection (said to be from Gaza); gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut