Scarab with seated god

Egyptian
12th–10th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.130

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Bone-colored steatite scarab. Back carved as beetle with beaded line dividing elytra and bordering thorax, and roughly carved legs. On base, hawk-headed figure (god Ra-Horakhty?), holding a papyrus stalk, enthroned to right. Above, a sun-disk. At left, a feather. Hollowed out exergue. Single line border.

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