Scarab inscribed with name of Padibast on the base

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1075–656 B.C.


Dimensions

Thickness x Width x length: 1.35 x 1.35 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.520

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

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.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer