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Scarab with name of Sheshy

Scarab of steatite with schematic back type. Base carries heiroglyphic inscription of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler: "Son of Re, Sheshy," surrounded by amuletic hieroglyphs.

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, Dynasty 15, 1648–1540 B.C.

Accession Number

66.1009

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids