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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.


By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?), 1550–1295 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids