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Scarab with prenomen of a king

Blue glazed steatite scarab with naturalistic back and base roughly incised with the name Aakheperra Setepenra, the prenomen of Shoshenq V.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1539–1075 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids