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Scarab with prenomen of Amenhotep III

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Scarab of green faience with naturalistic-schematic back type; much of the green finish is eroded. Base carries open cut heiroglyphs spelling the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Amenhotep III (Nebmaatre).

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: 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (1 7/16 x 1.0 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1095

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids