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Scarab with king

Scarab of steatite with highly naturalistic back type; notched elytra. Base carries open cut decoration showing a kneeling king, perhaps making an offering, a winged serpent deity, another seated deity, and a sphinx-like figure. Rope border. 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?), 1550–1295 B.C.

Accession Number

66.1020

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids