First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 9–11
Height x diameter: 1.1 x 2 cm (7/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Button seal with incised impression on functional side of the bee-sign (Egyptian: bity), associated with royalty. Ring at top. Intact.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way