Scarab of Neferkara

Egyptian
Late Period (?)


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.3 x 2.4 x 3.5 cm (1/2 x 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.1153

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab with glaze lost. Well-carved, naturalistic back type. Base inscribed with a pair of winged cobras surrounding a cartouche bearing the name Neferkara (the prenomen of several kings, including Shabaka).

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