Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Molded scarab of blue glassy faience, with separate wings, of a type that was mass-produced in the first millennium BC. Flat and schematically modeled, it was intended to be incorporated into a beadwork mummy shroud. Mounted together with fabric backing.

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab
Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Third Intermediate Period, 25th Dynasty, ca. 740-660 BC. Made of Egyptian Faience. Now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 72.3019a-c

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