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Scarab

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13 or later
Date:
ca. 1802–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, radim, MMA excavations
Medium:
Glazed steatite
Dimensions:
L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920
Accession Number:
20.1.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107
This scarab is incised with two hieroglyphs (spelling "nefer ra" or "ra nefer") surrounded by a Late Middle Kingdom version of a scroll design.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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