Scarab with name of Sheshy

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


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.9 x 1.5 x 2.1 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1151

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab with traces of dark blue glaze, highly schematic back type and base inscribed “the son of Re Sheshy, who lives forever.”

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