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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.


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

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids