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Inscribed scarab

Scarab of steatite with highly naturalistic back type. Base carries inscription: "nesu-bity-Itjet." Pierced.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian,

Accession Number

66.1015

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids