Scarab with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
1479–1425 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.9 x 1.2 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1116

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite scarab with traces of blue glaze. Naturalistic back type. Base inscribed “Menkheperre, the great god, lord of the two lands.”

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