Scarab

Canaanite
Early Middle Bronze Age IIB
1700-1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .020

Accession Number

21.375

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Inscribed. White stone. Poor condition. Pierced. Oval inscribed with a so-called anra-sequence flanked by nefer and ankh signs, nb-basket below and three-stemmed papyrus plant with drooping stems above.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 3, debris in front of tomb. March 1915: 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: 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition