Scarab with duck and cobra

Egyptian
12th–10th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.133

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Bone-colored faience scarab. Back carved as a beetle with double line dividing the elytra and single between elytra and thorax, and hatched front legs. On base, duck walking to right. Above, a cobra facing down. At right, a staff (?). Abraded around the edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Suessula.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren