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Scaraboid with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

Scarab of blue glazed steatite with schematic back type; only traces of glaze remaining on back and legs. A vertical cartouche containing the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Thutmose III (Menkheperre) appears on the base aside a falcon/vulture, in flight and grasing a sun disc. Traces of blue also in...

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By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids