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Steatite scarab; dark green glaze, incised hieroglyphs on base, hole lengthwise; brown discoloration. [07-2-85]


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Pyramid Temple ([MPT] GMT / room J1 = pillared hall 27, near left wrist of mummy 71)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .017 H. .012 W.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Greco-Roman Period, Roman Imperial
  • Date of Register Entry
    30 B.C. – A.D. 364
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1907: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)
  • Remarks
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1907.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 261.

Photos 2