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Commemorative scarab of Amenhotep III

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Commemorative scarab of King Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye recording the building of an irrigation basin.

Provenance

By 1972, with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva (according to the recommendation form, had previously been on the market in Lebanon); purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutoulakis September 13, 1972. (Accession Date: September 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1353 B.C.

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Dimensions

Length x depth x width: 6 x 2.5 x 4 cm (2 3/8 x 1 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.873

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids