Dates:ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (2.8 x 5 x 7 cm)
Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 37.475E
Catalogue Description: Blue faience scarab, commemorating the marriage of Amenhotep III with Queen Tiy. The inscription on the underside is inlaid with bluish-white glaze. There are additional inscriptions on two sides, under the legs of the beetle – right) name of Queen Tiy; left) throne name of Amenhotep III. Probably sent to dignitaries of Egypt as announcements. Condition: Good, except for the blowholes in glaze surface, and the wearing away of the bluish white glaze in the hieroglyphs.