Scaraboid

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 2.0 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm (13/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1086

Medium or Technique

Steatite(?)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Oval scaraboid of black glazed steatite (?); plates possibly indicated by carving. Based decorated with central nefer- sign below a sun disc (re) flanked by two scarab (kheper) signs. Incised rope border around approximately three-quarters of the perimeter.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer