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Double Scarab

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
Date:
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), coffin IV, burial 1, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Glazed steatite
Dimensions:
L. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.); W. 0.9 cm (3/8 in.); H. 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
This tiny double scarab was found with twenty-three other scarabs and seal-amulets in the coffin of a young woman who was buried in Hatnefer's tomb (see 36.3.1 and 36.3 26). The base is inscribed with a pattern of incised lines.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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