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Scarab of Amenirdis

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


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.5 x 0.9 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.338

Medium or Technique

Pale green faience

Out on Loan

On display at Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, since November 30, 1998

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

The scarab is inscribed on the underside for the “god’s wife of Amen,” Amenirdis.

Provenance

By 1988: Peter Lacovara, Brookline, Mass.; 1988: given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Lacovara in memory of Dows Dunham