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Scarab with prenomen of Inyotef V

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Blue glazed steatite scarab with schematic back type and base inscribed with a pair of cobras wearing double crowns and surrounding the name Nubkheperra (without a cartouche), the prenomen of Inyotef V.


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, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 17, 1580–1550 B.C.


Height x width x length: 1.3 x 1.5 x 2.3 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids