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Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Scarab House

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.3 cm (3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.856

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Pottery; pale yellow; unglazed; back plain; lower face flat with incised hieroglyphics; hole lenghtwise; surface worn. From Naucratis

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription