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
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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.