Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?)
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .054 Length: .038 W.

Accession Number

72.982

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Chocolate-brown stone; no polish; smooth back with incised details; lower face flat with rudely scratched incised hieroglyphics; four holes.

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