Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.1242

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab made of diorite and quartz, pierced from side to side to enable it to be strung on cord. It is slightly curved underneath and uninscribed.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition