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Scarab with premonen of Hatshepsut

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Steatite scarab with worn greenish-blue glaze, set in silver or electrum. Naturalistic back type and base inscribed with a lotus scepter and the prenomen of Hatshepsut, Maatkara.


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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 1478–1458 B.C.


Height x width x length: 0.7 x 0.9 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids