Scarab inscribed for Psametik on the base

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 2.8 x 2.0 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.3617

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Blue-green; uniform color; slight glaze; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way