Commemorative Lion Hunt Scarab of Amunhotep III
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amunhotep III
1 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3.4 x 5.8 x 8.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Commemorative Lion Hunt Scarab of Amunhotep III, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 1 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3.4 x 5.8 x 8.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.477E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.477E_threequarter_PS9.jpg)
threequarter, 37.477E_threequarter_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Glazed steatite scarab of Amenhotep III. On the base of the scarab is inscribed the following text:
“Live Horus, The Mighty- Bull in truth, The Nebty Establisher- of- Laws, he who quiets the Two Lands, The Horus of Gold Great- for- Strength, the smiter of the asiatics, the King of Upper and Lower Egypt Nebmaatre, Son of Re Amenhotep, Ruler of Thebes, may he be given life, (and) the King’s Wife Tiy, give life. Statement of lions which (the King) brought back by means of his own arrows (in the period of) Year 1 to Year 10: 10 (2) lions.”
The scarab has notched clypeus, and a prothorax which curves towards the rear. The legs are given in relief, and the piece is pierced from front to rear for suspension. There is a triangle incised on each wing case.
Condition: Many chips on back and base; bluish green glaze only preserved in spots.
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