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Scaraboid

Oval scaraboid of black glazed steatite (?); plates possibly indicated by carving. Based decorated with central nefer- sign below a sun disc (re) flanked by two scarab (kheper) signs. Incised rope border around approximately three-quarters of the perimeter.

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, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.

Accession Number

67.1086

Medium or Technique

Steatite(?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids