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Scarab of Thutmosis III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05355
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Thutmosis III
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -1069
  • Period20th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,9 cm, Width: 2,1 cm, Depth: 1,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows two cartouches with the name of Thutmosis III, “mn-kheper-ra”. One cartouche is horizontally placed above the composition, while the other stands vertically in the middle, flanked by two uraei. It is not exceptional to find the name of this pharaoh, worshipped after his death, on scarabs dating long after his reign. The morphology of the scarab points to a date in the Ramessid Period (19th-20th dynasty).