Scarab

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21-Dynasty 25
1070–660 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .017 H. .012 W.

Accession Number

11.1125

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite; dark green glaze; brown discoloration; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise. Winged Seth-Baal on uraei joined at tails, above and on the sides debased inscriptions (jmn, nTr nfr), inspired by Ramesside models.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pilared hal 27). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition