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Scarab with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

Scarab of steatite with naturalistic back type; V-notches on elytra. Base inscribed with a horizontal cartouche containing the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Thutmose III (Menkheperre) above a reclining bull wearing a cloth and set before a scepter/stalk. 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 18 (?), 1550–1295 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids