Inscribed scarab

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1015

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of steatite with highly naturalistic back type. Base carries inscription: “nesu-bity-Itjet.” Pierced.

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