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Scarab base

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7400, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm (7/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.2022

Medium or Technique

Faience?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One base of a scarab with the top broken off and missing and some blue on white background. The cartouche on the base reads “Ra-men-kepher.” The field number has been changed from 27-2-1272.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7400, 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