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Scarab with name of Sheshy

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Steatite scarab, glaze lost, with schematic back type and base inscribed for "the son of Re, Sheshy, who lives foerever." On either side are the words "all good life."


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: 1.2 x 1.8 x 2.4 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids