Scarab mounted in gold
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 15 (?)
Length x width x height: 0.5 x 0.8 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 5/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Scarab of steatite with schematic back type. Set in gold mounting, which obscures the perimeter of inscribed decoration on the base. The gold mounting is shaped into cylindrical end components that lead to piercing in the scarab.
By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer