Scaraboid

Egyptian
New Kingdom or later
1550–332 B.C.


Dimensions

1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.994

Medium or Technique

Green glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Back in the form of a pair of trussed ducks, with heads bent back over wings. The head of one now missing. Base in form of circular cartouche with floral motif in center. Pierced twice.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer