Scarab Celebrating the King's Prowess as a Lion Hunter

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Steatite (glazed)
Dimensions:
L. 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of George and Florence Blumenthal, 1932
Accession Number:
32.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
During Amenhotep's reign, a series of large glazed steatite scarabs were issued commemorating events in the king's life. This scarab describes the king's prowess as a lion hunter.
Purchased in Egypt by George and Florence Blumenthal, winter 1922-1923. Donated to the Museum, 1932.