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Scarab inscribed with name of Padibast on the base

Green steatite scarab with dark green glaze, thick in the indentations. The back is schematic. The name of Padibast, meaning "Gift of the goddess, Bastet," is inscribed on the base.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978. (Accession Date: December 1, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1075–656 B.C.

Accession Number

1978.520

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids