Scarab with rosette

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


Dimensions

Length: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.132

Medium or Technique

Steatite and silver ?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Bone-colored steatite scarab in silver (?) mount. Back carved as beetle with double line dividing elytra and single line between thorax and elytra, and legs roughly carved. On base, rosette composed of petals and scrolls around a central disc. Single line border.

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