Scaraboid with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

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


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1091

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scaraboid of blue-green faience with incised line decoration on back in rope-like design forming an elaborate “knot.” Base decorated with open cut lotus flowers at either end, framing a central cartouche containing the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Thutmose III (Menkheperre). Stems of the flowers form a line border. Pierced.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer