Scarab with name of Sheshy

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


Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.586

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of the Hyksos king Sheshy. The back is badly worn and chipped. The base reads, “the good god, the son of Re, Maaibra, given life,” between a patern of running spirals.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer