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Scarab with name of Unas

Scarab of white steatite with naturalistic-schematic back type. Base decorated with open cut hieroglyphs spelling the name of Dynasty 5 King Unas. 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, 1539–1075 B.C.

Accession Number

66.1022

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids