Scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 3.5 x 5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.3050

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Deep blue color; strong glaze; incised details on back; lower face flat and plain; six holes; piece chipped out of one side.

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