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Scarab with inscribed name, possibly Khian

Scarab of white steatite; front end broken. Base inscribed with a cartouche, possibly to be read as an odd spelling of the throne name of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler Khian (Siusirenre). A bee-sign appears above the cartouche; another sign below. All are flanked by scroll designs. 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, Second Intermediate Period, about 1630–1539 B.C.

Accession Number

66.1028

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids