Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom or later


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

26-1-826

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This small, very crudely cut, molded scarab is bored and has “Amen-Re” inscribed on the base. Irregular engraved name of Amun Re (jmn ra between two nb baskets).

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000. 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