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Scarab of Sebekhotep III

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13
Reign:
reign of Sebekhotep III
Date:
ca. 1748–1741 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, Radim, MMA excavations, 1920–22
Medium:
Glazed steatite
Dimensions:
L. 2.3 × W. 1.7 × H. 1.1 cm (7/8 × 11/16 × 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.1.413
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Royal name scarab inscribed with the prenomen and nomen of Sobekhotep III: "the good god Sekhemre-sewadjtawy Sobekhotep, living for ever, born of the god’s father Mentuhotep."
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 342-343, fig. 266.

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