Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7500

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2192

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Much of the glaze on this chipped, steatite scarab is worn away. The base is incised with a royal name. The scarab is pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7500. 1925: 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