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Scarab with prenomen of Sheshy

Scarab of white steatite with schematic back type; plates once possibly inlaid. Base inscribed with the throne name of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler Sheshy (Maaibre), reading "Son of Re, Maaibre, given life." Inscription flanked by scroll design. Pierced.


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