Scarab with name of Queen Tiye

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


Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 3.4 cm (1 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.582

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Large, white, glazed scarab pierced lengthwise. Back worn and chipped. Base inscribed “Great Royal Wife, Tiye.”

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