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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)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.503E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Scarab Seal Bearing the Name of Amunhotep III, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. or later. Steatite, glaze, 13/16 in. (2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.503E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.503E.jpg)
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    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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