Scarab with name of Senwosret (Sesostris) I

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (?)
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1008

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Green glazed steatite scarab with naturalistic-schematic back type; V-notches on elytra. Base inscribed with prenomen of Dynasty 12 king Sesostris I (Kheperkare) surrounded by amuletic hieroglyphs (wadjet-eye, ankh, neb, and nefer signs).

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