Monkey scaraboid

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 1.5 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3885

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; varied shades of blue-green; strong glaze; animal in relief on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; 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