Scarab in a ring mount

Second Intermediate Period
about 1640–1550 B.C.


Scarab (L x W x H): 0.9 x 14.5 x 22 cm (3/8 x 5 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Mount (H x W x D): 28 x 22 x 23.5 cm (11 x 8 11/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Blue-green glazed steatite; mount is 18 kt gold; Arabic assay and maker's mark

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Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Second Intermediate (Hyksos) Period (1640 - 1550 B.C.) steatite scarab in 20th century gold ring mount


From Lower Egypt. By 1900, collection of Omar Sultan Pasha, Upper Egypt; approximately 1970: purchased by Daphne Farago from Nassar Brothers Jewellery - Antiquities, Khan El Khalily Bazaar, Egypt; approximately 1970 - 2003: with Daphne Farago; 2003: given to the MFA by Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

Gift of Daphne Farago