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Commemorative Scarab of Amenhotep III Recording a Lion Hunt

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Amenhotep III
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Blue glazed steatite
l. 8 cm (3 /8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
During Amenhotep's reign, a series of large glazed steatite scarabs were issued commemorating events in the king's life. This scarab commemorates the king's prowess as a lion hunter.
Timmins Collection by 1907. Acquired by for his collection by Lord Carnarvon before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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