Scarab of Psamtik (Psammetichus)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.8 x 2 x 3.3 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1149

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab with glaze lost. Naturalistic back type. Base inscribed “King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Psamtik (Psammetichus), beloved of Ptah, south of his wall. Base broken along the left side.

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