Scarab with name of Ramesses III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20
1190–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

1.8 x 9 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 3 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1025

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of white steatite with damaged back (plates and clypeus); V-notches shown on elytra. Base decorated with an enthroned king holding a crook, seated before a vertical cartouche of Ramesses III (Usermaatre) with the epithet “Beloved of Amen.” Pierced.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer