Scarab mold

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Scarab House

Dimensions

Height x width x length:2.4 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm (15/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.1065

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab mold made of unglazed yellow-red clay. It is round and rough. It is a hemispherical mold. There is an oval depression in the center with a design for a Bes(?) face.

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