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Scarab mounted in gold with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

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Scarab of steatite in gold mounting with head completely broken off. The base is inscribed with the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Thutmose III (Menkheperre) followed by the epithet "Image of Amen." Pierced.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1084

Medium or Technique

Steatite, Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids