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Scarab of Thutmosis III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05704.9b
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Thutmosis III
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Sanam (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
  • Date-1295 / -1069 (uncertain)
  • Period20th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Scarab with an inscription naming Thutmosis III, whose name can be seen in the central oval: “mn-khpr-re”. Above, the royal epithet “nTr nfr nb tAwy”, ‘the good god, lord of the Two Lands’. Below stands the second epithet, “tit lmn”, ‘image of Amun’. This scarab probably dates from the Ramessid Period (19th-20th dynasty). This is not exceptional for scarabs bearing the name of Thutmosis III, who was worshipped for centuries after his death and whose name appeared on scarabs until the Late Period.