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White steatite scarab with incised hieroglyphic inscription on base, now broken on both edges. Remaining signs include, in the upper register, a falcon and the name of Amen-Re and in the bottom register, a kheper beetle between a pair of maat feathers. The back is naturalistic, with feathered...

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Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.

Dimensions

3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.975

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids