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Inscribed scarab

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Steatite scarab with schematic back type and symmetrically arranged, ritual hieroglyphic signs on the base.

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, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15, 1648–1540 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.8 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm (5/16 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1152

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids