Scarab Tie Pin (Modern)

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


collected about 1912

Gold and faience or plaster

Overall: 3 3/8 × 11/16 × 1/4 in. (8.5 × 1.8 × 0.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Richard Parkhurst, Class of 1916



Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Text: scrolls and poorly formed hieroglyphs


Collected by Lewis Parkhurst (1856-1949, Class of 1878), in Egypt, 1912; given to Ernest Fox Nicholas (1869-1924), Dartmouth Physics Professor (1898-1903); Dartmouth President, 1909-1916, about 1912; bequeathed to his wife, Katherine William West Nichols (1864-1950), 1924; given to Richard Parkhurst (1894-1991, Class of 1916), Winchester, Massachusetts, about 1924, because of the pin's associaton with his father and President Nicholas; given to Dartmouth College, 1956; transferred to present collection, 1967.

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