Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-Dynasty 20 (?)
1295-1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Isis temple, Isis temple, pit in room S, debris in shaft

Dimensions

Width x length x diameter: 0.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-513

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This small faded blue bored scarab is incised on its flat base. Seated baboon, with nb-basket and hieroglyphs (Thoth lord of …).

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Isis temple, pit in room S, debris in shaft. 1926: 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