Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15
Height x width x length: 1.2 x 1.5 x 2.3 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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White steatite “a-n-r” scarab, with schematic back and base inscribed with the letters “a-n-r” repeated in a cartouche border. Dating to the Hyksos period, scarabs with this type of inscription appear to have served a magical or amuletic function, as the hierglyphs are otherwise meaningless.
By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer