Scarab of Psamtik (Psammetichus)
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Height x width x length: 1.8 x 2 x 3.3 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer