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Scarab of an official

Steatite scarab with two columns of inscription on the base, reading, :the Royal Sealbearer, the Overseer of Sealbearers, Shar.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Accession Number

1979.590

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids