Scarab Inscribed With the Name Nefertari

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114

This scarab displays typical early 18th Dynasty features, including a roundish lined back and a lunate head. The base is inscribed with the name Nefertari, which almost certainly refers to Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, wife of Ahmose and mother of Amenhotep I. Her name is frequently attested on scarabs displaying distinctive early 18th Dynasty features, occasionally with the title "God's Wife."

Scarab Inscribed With the Name Nefertari, Blue glazed steatite

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