Scarab

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


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

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .024 Length: .019 W.

Accession Number

11.1064

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faience; light green glaze, incised figures of animals on lower face; hole lengthwise; good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Room J1 (pillared hall 27), between pillars 2 and 3, lot c. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 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