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Lion hunt scarab of Amenhotep III

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Blue glaze; struck by Amenhotep III to announce his feat of having hunted and slain 102 lions in the first ten years of his reign.

Provenance

Said to be from Thebes (Gurna). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £50. (Accession date: 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 5 x 2.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. )

Accession Number

04.1810

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids