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Scarab with names of Sobekhotep IV

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Scarab of white steatite with naturalistic-schematic back type; very small V-notches on elytra. Front (right plate and clypeus) broken. Base is decorated with open cut hieroglyphs with both the prenomen and nomen of Dynasty 13 ruler Sobekhotep IV (Khaneferre Sobekhotep). Pierced.


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 13, 1783–about 1640 B.C.


Length x width x depth: 1.5 x 1.1 x 8 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids