Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-Dynasty 20 or later


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St G7000, debris S of Isis temple enclosing wall

Dimensions

Width x length x diameter: 1 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-698

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This scarab is bored and is incised on the base. Seated human-headed sphinx facing left towards ankh sign, above royal title nb tAwy.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, debris S of Isis temple enclosing wall. 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