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Commemorative scarab of Amenhotep III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02368
  • Object nameAmulet
  • TitleCommemorative scarab of Amenhotep III
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1390 / -1352
  • PeriodAmenhotep III (Amenophis III-Nebmaätre) (Egypt > New Kingdom > 18th dynasty)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 9,3 cm, Width: 6 cm, Depth: 3,9 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This object belongs to the category of commemorative scarabs that king Amenhotep III produced on special occasions. They were intended for officials and are thus primarily instruments of royal propaganda. Five series are differentiated by the content of their texts. The Brussels scarab mentions lion hunts.