Scarab with prenomen of Amenhotep III

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

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

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