Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Width x length: 9.9 x 22.5 cm (3 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Painted scarab in green and yellow; elaborate wings in red, white, green and black; hieroglyphics above in black on white and yellow ground; checker pattern above in blue, red and white; worn in spots.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way