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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.


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.


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


Medium or Technique

Steatite, Gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids