Pectoral scarab with detached wings

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–31
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: (a) .05 Length: x .035 W. b,c .06 Length: x .031 W. each

Accession Number

72.3022a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Greenish blue color; strong glaze; incised details; backs of wings show traces of contact with textiles.

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