Scarab Inscribed With a Protective Motif
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Ahmose–Joint reign
- ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
- Glazed steatite
- L. 1.5 cm (9/16 in); w. 1.2 cm (1/2 in); th. 0.8 cm (5/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
The scarab's base depicts a falcon-headed sphinx wearing the "atef" crown while subduing an enemy of Egypt. The falcon represents Re-Herakhti - the god Horus when he is merged with the sun.