Scarab of an official

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1980–1630 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.590

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab with two columns of inscription on the base, reading, the Royal Sealbearer, the Overseer of Sealbearers, Shar.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer