Requires Photography

Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 0.7 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3702

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; brilliant blue; strong glaze; no incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; rude work.

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