Scarab with vulture

Egyptian
New Kingdom(?)
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1085

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue-green faience with highly schematic back type. Incised decoration on the base shows a vulture, possibly meant to be interpreted as grasping an ankh.

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