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Scarab mounted in gold

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Scarab of steatite with schematic back type. Set in gold mounting, which obscures the perimeter of inscribed decoration on the base. The gold mounting is shaped into cylindrical end components that lead to piercing in the scarab.

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

Length x width x height: 0.5 x 0.8 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

67.1083

Medium or Technique

Steatite, Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids