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Scarab of Neferkara

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Steatite scarab with glaze lost. Well-carved, naturalistic back type. Base inscribed with a pair of winged cobras surrounding a cartouche bearing the name Neferkara (the prenomen of several kings, including Shabaka).


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, Late Period (?),


Height x width x length: 1.3 x 2.4 x 3.5 cm (1/2 x 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids