Scarab

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, debris on top of Mastaba G 7340

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 0.9 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1637

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One roughly made and inscribed scarab with the tail end broken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, debris on top of Mastaba G 7340. February, 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition