Scarab with sphinx
Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)
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Scarab of blue-green faience with naturalistic back type, though plates worn. Base carries open cut decoration showing a sphinx wearing the atef-crown. The goddess Maat appears atop the front extended paws, while a falcon appears with wings extended to the rear. Both front and rear of base are damaged. Pierced.
By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer