Scarab of Thutmose II
Because Thutmose II ruled for only three years, objects from his reign are extremely rare. On the underside of this superbly carved scarab, two vultures flank an inscribed oval frame—known as a cartouche—containing the name the king took at his coronation.
- Medium: Jasper
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1481-1479 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5/16 x 7/16 x 9/16 in. (0.8 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: X626.39
- Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Collection
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Scarab of Thutmose II, ca. 1481-1479 B.C.E. Jasper, 5/16 x 7/16 x 9/16 in. (0.8 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X626.39. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)