Scaraboid with prenomen of Thutmose (Tuthmosis) III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1093

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab of blue glazed steatite with schematic back type; only traces of glaze remaining on back and legs. A vertical cartouche containing the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Thutmose III (Menkheperre) appears on the base aside a falcon/vulture, in flight and grasing a sun disc. Traces of blue also in the incised decoration. Pierced.

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