Scarab

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7300 North, pit 7320

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.1824

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Much of the blue glaze on this steatite scarab is worn away. The back is incised with lines and rope hatching to form a cross pattern, and is chipped. The scarab is pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7300 North, pit 7320. 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