Scarab with name of Senwosret (Sesostris) I
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (?)
Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Green glazed steatite scarab with naturalistic-schematic back type; V-notches on elytra. Base inscribed with prenomen of Dynasty 12 king Sesostris I (Kheperkare) surrounded by amuletic hieroglyphs (wadjet-eye, ankh, neb, and nefer signs).
By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer