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Scarab with prenomen of Amenhotep III

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Small, brownish steatite scarab with base inscribed with the prenomen of Amenhotep III, "Nebmaatra who arises in glory over every foreign land."

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

Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.598

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids