Scarab

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N453 B

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.982

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Uninscribed. Pierced lenghtwise, traces of original string found when cleaned. From right wrist of body. (See group 21.970-981; 21.983-985).

Provenance

From N 453 b, Naga el-Deir. 1904: 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