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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.


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, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15, 1648–1540 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids