Scarab with names of Sobekhotep IV
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13
1783–about 1640 B.C.
Length x width x depth: 1.5 x 1.1 x 8 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
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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.
By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer