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Scarab with sphinx

Steatite scarab with traces of white glaze and representation of a sphinx waering a blue crown (?) with a sun disk above his front paws and a horizontal ankh sign over his back.

Provenance

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, Dynasty 22–25, 945–712 B.C.

Accession Number

67.1118

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids