Scarab



Accession Number
AB5
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects, Scarab
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Thutmose III
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height: 8mm | Width: 14mm | Depth: 19mm
Number of Elements
1
Animals
Scarab | Snake

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Description

A small inscribed faience scarab beetle. The underside features a winged serpent 'protecting' the cartouche of Thutmose III (Mn-ḫpr-Rꜥ). It is possibly from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903, and was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Inscription

mn-ḫpr-rꜥ = Menkheperre

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 08 Nov 2020

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