Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Scarab Factory

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

86.681

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Unbaked and unglazed; no division lines on back; lower face flat with incised papyrus plant with pendent buds; hole lenghtwise; edges nicked. From Naucratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription