Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.981

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab. Naturalistic back type. Base inscribed with hieroglyphic text, reading Maatra-Setepenre.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer