Scarab mounted in gold

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15 (?)
1648–1540 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 0.5 x 0.8 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

67.1083

Medium or Technique

Steatite, Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of steatite with schematic back type. Set in gold mounting, which obscures the perimeter of inscribed decoration on the base. The gold mounting is shaped into cylindrical end components that lead to piercing in the scarab.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer