Scarab with an openwork profile

New Kingdom Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep I
1514–1493 B.C.


Height x width x length: 1.6 x 2.4 x 3 cm (5/8 x 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab, green-glazed with brown discolorations; beetle entirely undercut and raised above the base plate; hole between feet fore and aft; base plate decorated with sunk relief and inscription, including name of Amenhotep I; kneeling figure of the god Heh over a neb sign.


From Deir el-Ballas, Cem 1, Tomb D.6 (F. W. Green; February, 1900) / Exp.Ph. / O.S. C8781-C8784 / C9610

Credit Line

Found in Egyptian Office where it had been for many years