Scarab with inscribed name, possibly Khian

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period
about 1630–1539 B.C.


Dimensions

1.9 x 1 x 1.4 cm (3/4 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1028

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white steatite; front end broken. Base inscribed with a cartouche, possibly to be read as an odd spelling of the throne name of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler Khian (Siusirenre). A bee-sign appears above the cartouche; another sign below. All are flanked by scroll designs. Pierced.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer