Scarab

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .014 Length: .001 W.

Accession Number

11.960

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Pottery; greenish blue and glaze; incised hieroglphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), between pillar 1 and north wall. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M. Kh.); assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition