Scarab for the Hyksos ruler, Maa-ib- re (Sheshi)
Second Intermediate Period
1.7 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Stone; yellow-brown; varied color; glazed; no incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; surface cracked; edges ragged.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way