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Scarab with name of Senwosret (Sesostris) I

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Green glazed steatite scarab with naturalistic-schematic back type; V-notches on elytra. Base inscribed with prenomen of Dynasty 12 king Sesostris I (Kheperkare) surrounded by amuletic hieroglyphs (wadjet-eye, ankh, neb, and nefer signs).

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, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (?), 1991–1783 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1008

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids