Scarab with prenomen of Sheshy

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


Dimensions

2.1 x 0.9 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1024

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white steatite with schematic back type; plates once possibly inlaid. Base inscribed with the throne name of Dynasty 15 Hyksos ruler Sheshy (Maaibre), reading “Son of Re, Maaibre, given life.” Inscription flanked by scroll design. 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