Scarab with name of Unas

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

1.7 x 1.3 x 8 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.1022

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white steatite with naturalistic-schematic back type. Base decorated with open cut hieroglyphs spelling the name of Dynasty 5 King Unas. Pierced.

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