Scarab

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7142, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-220

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This chipped and bored scarab has decoration in darker glaze on its back. The base is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose III.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, mastaba G 7142, debris. 1926: 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