Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 1.2 cm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.3413

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; light yellow-brown; no glaze; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; one end broken.

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