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Scarab with the Throne Name of Amenhotep III

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Houses G-K, MMA excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
White talc
Dimensions:
L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.215.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
The Throne name of Amenhotep III, Nebmaatre, is written from right to left on the back of this scarab. The first two hieroglyphs are a sun disk, Re, over a basket, neb. The third is a seated goddess holding an ankh. The curled ostrich feather on her head identifies her as Maat, the goddess of truth. The name is usually translated "the Lord of Truth is Re."
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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