Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7142, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-220

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This chipped and bored scarab has decoration in darker glaze on its back. The base is inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose III. Mn-xpr-ra (Thutmose III) and royal titles (nTr nfr nb tAwy), scarab beetle with outspread wings below.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, mastaba G 7142, debris. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition