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Scarab with name of Queen Tiye

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Large, white, glazed scarab pierced lengthwise. Back worn and chipped. Base inscribed "Great Royal Wife, Tiye."

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 3.4 cm (1 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.582

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids