Lion hunt scarab of Amenhotep III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 5 x 2.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. )

Accession Number

04.1810

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund