Scarab with name of Sheshy

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


Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.589

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab; base bears the inscription “the son of Re Sheshy, who lives forever,” surrounded by a border 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