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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.

Provenance

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.

Accession Number

67.1103

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids