Scarab

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 20

Dimensions

Diameter bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter and length pendant: 0.3 x 0.8 cm (1/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-2-267

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

These are one amethyst ball bead and one faience pendant bead with an incised line pattern.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 20. 1913: 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