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Scarab with name of Ramesses III

Scarab of white steatite with damaged back (plates and clypeus); V-notches shown on elytra. Base decorated with an enthroned king holding a crook, seated before a vertical cartouche of Ramesses III (Usermaatre) with the epithet "Beloved of Amen." Pierced.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, 1190–1075 B.C.

Accession Number

66.1025

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids