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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.


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

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22–25, 945–712 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids