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Scarab with prenomen of Smendes

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Reddish brown scarab with base inscribed with the prenomen of Smendes, Hedjkhepera Setepenra.


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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of Smendes, 1075–1049 B.C.


Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids