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Scarab Inscribed With The Titulary of Amenhotep I

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep I
Date:
ca. 1525–1504 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 16, inside large round basket, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Jasper (green)
Dimensions:
L. 1.8 cm (11/16 in); W. 1.3 cm (1/2 in); Th. 0.9 cm (3/8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Scarabs made from hard stone, which is difficult to carve, are not common in the New Kingdom. This one bears the prenomen and nomen of Amenhotep I.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1910-1911. 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. 72.

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. 51.

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