<em>"Marriage Scarab" of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye</em>, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (2.8 x 5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.475E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.475E_top_PS2.jpg)

"Marriage Scarab" of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (2.8 x 5 x 7 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.475E

Image: 37.475E_top_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Blue faience scarab, commemorating the marriage of Amenhotep III with Queen Tiy. The inscription on the underside is inlaid with bluish-white glaze. There are additional inscriptions on two sides, under the legs of the beetle – right) name of Queen Tiy; left) throne name of Amenhotep III. Probably sent to dignitaries of Egypt as announcements. Condition: Good, except for the blowholes in glaze surface, and the wearing away of the bluish white glaze in the hieroglyphs.

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