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Scarab with name of Sheshy

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Steatite scarab; base bears the inscription "the son of Re Sheshy, who lives forever," surrounded by a border of running spirals.

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: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.589

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids