Scarab of the Lady Mutnodjmet
Eighteenth Dynasty gold scarabs are among the rarest of Egyptian antiquities. The inscription on the back of this example mentions the Lady Mutnodjmet. She is probably the same Mutnodjmet who married Horemheb, last king of Dynasty XVIII. Since the inscription does not refer to her as a queen, the scarab may have been manufactured before Horemheb came to the throne.
- Medium: Gold
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.715E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Scarab of the Lady Mutnodjmet, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E. Gold, 3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.715E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)