Scarab

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 B

Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.981

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Uninscribed. From right wrist of body. Traces of string were found in the lengthwise piercing. (See group 21.970-980; 21.982-985).

Provenance

From N 453 b, Naga el-Deir. 1904: excavated by George Reisner for the Hearst Expedition of the University of California (which became the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1905).
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition