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Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

0.9 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Length: .011; width: .009

Accession Number

72.3563

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; sage-green; uniform in color; glazed; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; some brownish incrustation.

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