Scarab

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, room IV

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2732

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

The base of this scarab is chipped and it is incised with the seated figure of a goddess with a staff.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) 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