Dates:ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E.
Dimensions: 3/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (0.9 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm)
Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 37.715E
Image: CUR.37.715E_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation
Catalogue Description: Gold scarab inscribed with the name of Queen Mut Nedjemet the wife of King Horemheb. The name is given in plain-incised hieroglyphs on the bottom surface of an oval base plate. The beetle is made in two halves. The upper half of the body is worked in repoussé with engraved details. The lower half is worked in repoussé, and soldered to the upper half. The six legs are made separately. There is a canal for threading which runs from front to rear underneath the beetle. Condition: Perfect but for some loosening of the solder.