Scarab with names of Sobekhotep IV

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13
1783–about 1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.5 x 1.1 x 8 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.1021

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white steatite with naturalistic-schematic back type; very small V-notches on elytra. Front (right plate and clypeus) broken. Base is decorated with open cut hieroglyphs with both the prenomen and nomen of Dynasty 13 ruler Sobekhotep IV (Khaneferre Sobekhotep). 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