Scarab fragment


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, E of Mastaba G 7530-7540, debris


Length x width x height: 2.9 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Steatite (?)

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

This is nearly one half of a large scarab, possibly made of green steatite. There is part of an inscription on the flat side.


From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, debris E of mastaba G 7530-7540: G 7530.1927: 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