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Scarab Depicting Ramesses II Smiting a Prisoner Before Amun

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses II
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Steatite, glazed
Dimensions:
L. 2 cm (13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.230
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
The base of this scarab is inscribed with the image of Ramesses II standing before the god Amun and slaying a prisoner with a battle axe. His prenomen is written above the scene.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchasedd in Luxor from Yusef Hasan before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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