Scarab with name of Sheshy

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15
1648–1540 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1009

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of steatite with schematic back type. Base carries heiroglyphic inscription of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler: “Son of Re, Sheshy,” surrounded by amuletic hieroglyphs.

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