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Scarab with an openwork profile and fitted gold bezel

Blue glazed steatite scarab with naturalistic back type and base inscribed with the prenomen and nomen of Sheshonq I; mounted in a gold setting.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967. (Accession Date: December 1, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, 945–712 B.C.

Accession Number

67.1130

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids