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Scarab Seal Bearing the Name of Amunhotep III

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. or later
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 13/16 in. (2.1 cm) Bezel: 7/16 x 7/8 in. (1.1 x 2.3 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.503E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed steatite scarab bearing on the base, an inscription containing the name of Amenhotep III. The scarab's head is lunate-shaped. The clypeus is also lunate-shaped and unnotched. It bears two incised lines which run forwards form the sides of the head, and a third incised line which runs from side to side. The front edge of the prothorax curves slightly towards the rear.
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