Scarab with the prenomen of Amenhotep II inscribed on the base

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.5 x 1.0 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3428

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Light greenish white; blue green in lines and hollows; traces of glaze; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; surface cracked.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way