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Scarab with name of Menkaura

Scarab of blue glazed steatite (glaze worn heavily) with schematic back type. Base incised with the name Menkaura with braided cord border.


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, 1539–1075 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids