Commemorative scarab of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1336 B.C.


Height x width x length: 3.2 x 4.4 x 6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

This scarab is inscribed with the names of Akhenaten and Nefertiti and was likely produced to commemorate an event during the king’s reign. The former name of Akhenaten, Amenhotep IV, was erased from the bottom of the scarab.


By 1970: Nicolaos Ladopoulous collection (said to have been in his family "for many years"); 1973: purchased from Nicolaos Ladapouplos, February 14, 1973.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund