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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.


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

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids