Large Scarab of Amenhotep III
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 18
11/16 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (1.8 x 5.7 x 8.6 cm)
Weight: 0.3 lb. (154.65 g) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Large steatite scarab of Amenhetep IIII with the second cartouche of the king erased during the El Amarna period as it contained the name of Amen. The entire upper side of the piece is missing. This historical scarab was issued by the monarch to state the limits of his Empire and to record the geneology of his Queen. The scarab was originally covered with a beautiful blue-green glaze of which only traces remain. Pierced.
Translation of hieroglyphs is as follows:
Line (1) The living Horus (here follow the titles of Amenophis III and his Queen Thyi).
Line (5) The name of her father is
Line (6) Yuaa, the name of her mother is Thuaa
Line (7) She is the wife of the victorious king
Line (8) His southern boundary is Kary (In Ethiopia)
Line (9) (and) the northern boundary is Meso-
(10), potamia (Naharini).
Condition: Upper side missing. Left side chipped.
This item is not on view
Large Scarab of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (1.8 x 5.7 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1185. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.34.1185_view01.jpg)
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