Scarab of the Lady Mutnodjmet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Eighteenth Dynasty gold scarabs are among the rarest of Egyptian antiquities. The inscription on the back of this example mentions the Lady Mutnodjmet. She is probably the same Mutnodjmet who married Horemheb, last king of Dynasty XVIII. Since the inscription does not refer to her as a queen, the scarab may have been manufactured before Horemheb came to the throne.
ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Scarab of the Lady Mutnodjmet, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E. Gold, 3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.715E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.715E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.715E_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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