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Scarab

Period:
Late Period, Kushite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 25
Reign:
reign of Piye, Taharqo
Date:
ca. 747–664 B.C.
Geography:
Possibly from Nubia; From Egypt and Sudan
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
l. 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in); w. 1.9 cm (3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.158
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

Mace, Arthur C. 1911. "The Murch Collection of Egyptian Antiquities." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1 (January, Supplement), p. 11, fig. 4.

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