Scarab with a sistrum

Italic
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1124

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Reddish orange carnelian. Scarab with a flat, oval base engraved in intaglio; pierced lengthwise and widthwise. Sistrum. Back carved as a beetle with a line separating the elytra. Plastic, undecorated legs. Crack at the back of the beetle.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Gardner Brewer Collection; bequest of Mrs. Gardner Brewer to MFA; accessioned: November 1898

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Gardner Brewer