Scarab, naturalistic

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.910

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Black and white mottled granite; fine incised parallel lines on back; cross-ribs and hole on lower face; some polish; perfect condition.

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