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Scarab Inscribed With The Titulary of Amenhotep I

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18, early
reign of Amenhotep I
ca. 1525–1504 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 16, inside large round basket, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Jasper (green)
L. 1.8 cm (11/16 in); W. 1.3 cm (1/2 in); Th. 0.9 cm (3/8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Scarabs made from hard stone, which is difficult to carve, are not common in the New Kingdom. This one bears the prenomen and nomen of Amenhotep I.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1910-1911. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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