Scarab with name of Sheshy

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


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.2 x 1.8 x 2.4 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1128

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab, glaze lost, with schematic back type and base inscribed for “the son of Re, Sheshy, who lives foerever.” On either side are the words “all good life.”

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