Scarab with name of Menkaura (Mycerinus)

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.1100

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue-green faience with naturalistic-schematic back type. Base inscribed with the name of Dynasty 4 King Menkaura (Mycerinus).

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