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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

47.1681

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids