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Scarab depicting a kneeling man (?)

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose II
Date:
ca. 1492–1479 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Burial 59D, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Steatite (glazed)
Dimensions:
L. 1.4 cm (9/16 in); W. 1.1 cm (7/16 in); H. 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.506
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
The motif of a seated man smelling a lotus was a common one for the base of scarabs.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Carnarvon, 5th Earl of and Howard Carter 1912. Five Years' Explorations at Thebes. p. 81.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 36, fig. 17.

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