Scarab with head of Hathor

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Green jasper. Intaglio. Frontal head of Hathor, with disc and double-uraeus crown. She wears a large pectoral collar and wig. Flower (lotus?) at right. Line border. Beetle: high plinth; double line separating thorax and elytra; single line outlines each elytrum; hatching along front legs and clypeus.


By 1925: with Edward Perry Warren; according to MFA archival card: bought in Catana; October 28, 1925: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA (as 571.25); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912