Scarab inscribed for Queen Tiye, wife of King Amenhotep III
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Length x width: 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Dull greenish-blue; color uniform; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; rough surface.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way