Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7450 X II, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 4.1 x 5.7 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.2001

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One large uninscribed, well made scarab, larger than 27-4-1165. The number 54 is written in black ink on the left side, between the front and back legs.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7450 X II, debris. 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