Scarab with sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1088

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue-green faience with naturalistic back type, though plates worn. Base carries open cut decoration showing a sphinx wearing the atef-crown. The goddess Maat appears atop the front extended paws, while a falcon appears with wings extended to the rear. Both front and rear of base are damaged. Pierced.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer