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Inscribed scarab

Scarab of green faience with naturalistic back type. Base carries open cut hieroglyphs, including a Horus-flacon, feather, nefer-sign, sun disc (Ra), and possibly the nebu-sign and a standard. Possibly meant to be a Golden Horus name.


By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids