Scarab with prenomen of Ramesses II

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II
1279–1213 B.C.


Dimensions

2 x 1.5 x 9 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1023

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue faience with naturalistic back type. Base inscribed with the prenomen of Ramesses II (Usermaatre-Setepenre) followed by the epithet “Beloved of Amen.” 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