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Steatite scarab, green-glazed with brown discolorations; beetle entirely undercut and raised above the base plate; hole between feet fore and aft; base plate decorated with sunk relief and inscription, including name of Amenhotep I; kneeling figure of the god Heh over a neb sign.


From Deir el-Ballas, Cem 1, Tomb D.6 (F. W. Green; February, 1900) / Exp.Ph. / O.S. C8781-C8784 / C9610

Credit Line

Found in Egyptian Office where it had been for many years

Egyptian, New Kingdom Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep I, 1514–1493 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Ballas, Egypt


Height x width x length: 1.6 x 2.4 x 3 cm (5/8 x 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids