Scaraboid

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1002

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scaraboid seal of green glazed steatite with back carved as an wadjet eye (eye of Horus). Clypeus possibly once shown, but now broken. Base inscribed with a falcon wearing the double crown standing atop a uraeus and neb-sign. Another uraeus appears to the left of the falcon.

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