Scarab with name of Menkaura

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

1.4 x 6 x 0.9 cm (9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.1027

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue glazed steatite (glaze worn heavily) with schematic back type. Base incised with the name Menkaura with braided cord border.

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