Scarab with the prenomen of Amenhotep II inscribed on the base
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Length x width: 1.5 x 1.0 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Light greenish white; blue green in lines and hollows; traces of glaze; incised details on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face; hole lengthwise; surface cracked.
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