Scarab

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5330, Pit A near foot of mud casing

Dimensions

Length x width: 0.6 x 0.41 cm (1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1700

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

A minute blue-green-glazed scarab; glaze is worn; pierced, perhaps a bead?

Provenance

From Giza, G5330, Pit A near foot of mud casing. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition