Scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.975

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

White steatite scarab with incised hieroglyphic inscription on base, now broken on both edges. Remaining signs include, in the upper register, a falcon and the name of Amen-Re and in the bottom register, a kheper beetle between a pair of maat feathers. The back is naturalistic, with feathered legs and v-notches on the elytra.

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