Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .019 Length: .014 W.

Accession Number

72.4672

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Ivory; light brown with traces of greenish yellow; incised details on back; lower face; flat with incised hieroglyphics; one edge broken; mounted in ring of twisted wire.

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