Scarab



Accession Number
EC457e
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Scarab, seal, scaraboid, intaglio and similar objects
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Thutmose III
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Measurements
Height: 16mm | Width: 13mm | Depth: 9mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Scarab

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Description

Steatite scarab with the name of Thutmose III (?). A similar type of inscription can be found on the scarab BM EA27146 (Hall 1913, fig. 564). Scarabs were not in general use until the middle of the 12th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt and became more popular during the New Kingdom. They were usually strung on a thread of string, wearing around the neck, wrist or finger. Scarabs were also used as seals. Donated by Professor Petersen in 1987.

Bibliography

Hall H. R. 1913. Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc. in the British Museum, Vol. 1 Royal Scarabs. London: Harrison and Sons, Ltd.

Inscription

Mn-ḫpr-Rꜥ = Menkheperre

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 14 Sep 2022

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