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Scarab with name of Sheshy

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Greenish glazed steatite scarab with inscription on base reading "the son of Re, Sheshy, who lives forever," bordered by four reed leaves.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15, 1648–1540 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.587

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids