Scarab

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pyramid G I-c, debris in passage

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.9 x 1.3 cm (3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.3000

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One very detailed brown scarab, bored and inscribed on base. Inside rope border a pair of prisoners on either side of an oval with a scroll, three-stemmed papyrus plant above.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pyramid G I-c, debris in passage. 1925: 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