Scarab-mold

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.1066

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and scaraboids

Rough unglazed scarab mold. It is made of yellow clay. There is an oval depression in the center with a design for the back of a scarab.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF.
(Accession date: January 1, 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription