Scarab-mold

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Scarab House

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.1064

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab mold. It is rough, and made of unglazed yellow-red clay. There is an oval depression in the center with a design for a grotesque 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