Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Isis Temple, room S

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm (5/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-238

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This is a crudely molded scarab with a blue glaze and of hard white paste. It has hieroglyphs on the base and is pierced.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Isis Temple, Room S. 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