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Large scarab of Amenhotep III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06149
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleLarge 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)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 5 cm, Width: 3,8 cm, Depth: 2,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The scarab was bought during the public sale of the MacGregor collection in London (1922). On the base, a cartouche with the throne name of Amenhotep III, “nb-maat-ra”, followed by the epithet “mry ntjr.w nb.w wAst”, ‘beloved by all gods of Thebes’.