<em>Scarab of Thutmose III</em>, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E., or later. Steatite, glaze, 5/16 x 9/16 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.4 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.513E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.513E_erg456.jpg)

Scarab of Thutmose III

Medium: Steatite, glaze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E., or later

Dimensions: 5/16 x 9/16 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.4 x 1.8 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.513E

Image: CUR.37.513E_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Green glazed steatite scarab bearing, on the abse, the inscription "Men-kheper-re, shining in Thebes." The scarab is pierced from front to rear for suspension. The head is lunate-shaped and merges into the prothorax; the clypeus is notched. The prothorax is rounded in the rear, and spearated from the elytra by a single incised line. There is an incised border line on each side of the prothorax. The wing cases are separated from each other by a single line. There is a "V" shaped mark on each wing case at the shoulders. A single incised line runs down the wing case from each of the "V" shaped makrs, and curves forwards slightly at the rear. The hairs on the front and middle legs are indicated, and the legs spread slightly. The prothorax is higher than the rear of the scarab. Condition: The glaze is well preserved and is darker in the hollows than elsewhere; one of the prongs of the clypeus is missing; the thread hole is filled with dirt.

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