Scaraboid

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


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.1105

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scaraboid of blue faience with carved border on back. Base carries incised decoration of the “sema-tawy,” (sm3-t3wy), or “Uniting of the Two Lands” motif. Pierced.

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