Scarab

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15
1648–1540 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1104

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue faience with naturalistic back type. Broken into four frangments; incomplete. Base carries inscribed decoration which is indistinct due to highly fragmentary condition. Pierced.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer