Scarab with feathers and scrolls

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasties 19-22
12th–10th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 L.

Accession Number

13.131

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Bone-colored steatite scarab. Back carved as beetle with single line dividing elytra and thorax, and roughly carved legs. On base, two opposite feathers on either side of a central register with scroll pattern. Crackled base. Bluish green incrustations on the back.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Suessula.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren