Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .044 Length: .035 W.

Accession Number

72.983

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Dull dark brown; discolored in black; smooth back with incised details; lower face flat with extremely rude scratched hieroglyphics; very thick; no hole; fair 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