Lion Scarab of Amenhotep III
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 18
1 × 1 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (2.5 × 4.6 × 7.1 cm)
Weight: 0.2 lb. (112.2 g)
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Green. Steatite “Lion Hunt” scarab of Amenophis III. Text commemorates the number of lions killed by Amenhotep III in his first ten regnal years. Originally covered with a bright light green glaze only faint traces of which remain. Pierced.
Condition, inscription badly damaged, about quarter of it missing. Entire piece chipped and worn.
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