Scarab with prenomen of Sheshy
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15
2.1 x 0.9 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer