Scarab inscribed with name of Padibast on the base
Third Intermediate Period
Thickness x Width x length: 1.35 x 1.35 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Green steatite scarab with dark green glaze, thick in the indentations. The back is schematic. The name of Padibast, meaning “Gift of the goddess, Bastet,” is inscribed on the base.
By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1978)
Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer