Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, debris of Room IV

Accession Number

29.2675

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One fine scarab of blue-green glazed steatite, inscribed with four uraei separated by a cross-shaped lotus design.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of Room IV. 1929: 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