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Commemorative scarab of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

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This scarab is inscribed with the names of Akhenaten and Nefertiti and was likely produced to commemorate an event during the king's reign. The former name of Akhenaten, Amenhotep IV, was erased from the bottom of the scarab.


By 1970: Nicolaos Ladopoulous collection (said to have been in his family "for many years"); 1973: purchased from Nicolaos Ladapouplos, February 14, 1973.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1349–1336 B.C.


Height x width x length: 3.2 x 4.4 x 6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids