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Heart Scarab Inscribed for Djehutymose

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Gold, jasper
Dimensions:
Diam. 10.2 cm (4 in); l. 2.5 cm (1 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.979
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This green scarab has been inscribed with the beginning of the text usually found on a heart scarab.
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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