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Lion Scarab of Amenhotep III

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 × 1 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (2.5 × 4.6 × 7.1 cm) Weight: 0.2 lb. (112.2 g)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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