Scarab

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .020

Accession Number

21.375

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Inscribed. White stone. Bottom has incised cartouche flanked by “ankh” and “nefer” signs. Poor condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 3, debris in front of tomb. March 1915: 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: 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition