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Scarab with name of Sheshy

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Steatite scarab with traces of dark blue glaze, highly schematic back type and base inscribed "the son of Re Sheshy, who lives forever."


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.


Height x width x length: 0.9 x 1.5 x 2.1 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids