Scaraboid

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1.0 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1094

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scaraboid of white steatite with elaborate design on back incorporating a small central scarab with black glaze. Large, flaring cylindrical components extend from front and back of scarab, providing for suspension. Base incised with a cord design in a cross-shaped arrangement with four uraei, one in each quadrant.

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