<em>Lion Scarab of Amenhotep III</em>, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 1 × 1 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (2.5 × 4.6 × 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 34.1300. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.34.1300_view01.jpg)

Lion Scarab of Amenhotep III

Medium: Steatite, glaze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 × 1 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (2.5 × 4.6 × 7.1 cm) Weight: 0.2 lb. (112.2 g)

Collections:

Accession Number: 34.1300

Image: CUR.34.1300_view01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Green. Steatite “Lion Hunt” scarab of Amenophis III. Text commemorates the number of lions killed by Amenhotep III in his first ten regnal years. Originally covered with a bright light green glaze only faint traces of which remain. Pierced. Condition, inscription badly damaged, about quarter of it missing. Entire piece chipped and worn.

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