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Scarab depicting a kneeling man (?)

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18, early
reign of Thutmose II
ca. 1492–1479 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Burial 59D, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Steatite (glazed)
L. 1.4 cm (9/16 in); W. 1.1 cm (7/16 in); H. 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
The motif of a seated man smelling a lotus was a common one for the base of scarabs.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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