Lion hunt scarab of Amenhotep III
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 5 x 2.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. )
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Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
Blue glaze; struck by Amenhotep III to announce his feat of having hunted and slain 102 lions in the first ten years of his reign.
Said to be from Thebes (Gurna). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £50.
(Accession date: 1904)
Emily Esther Sears Fund