Inscribed scarab

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15 (?)
1648–1540 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

67.1089

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white faience with highly schematic back type. Base inscribed with the heiroglyphs “ka,” “djed,” and “Re” flanked by lotus flowers. A neb-sign appears at bottom.

Provenance

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