Scarab Inscribed with Blessing Related to Amun (Amun-Re)

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

Scarabs bearing wishes and blessings related to divinities whose protection individuals wished to summon are particular popular during the late New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1295-664 B.C.).

This scarab calls for the protection of the sun god Amun or Amun-Re, referred to by the image of the solar barque. He is here called upon for his excellent counsels, as the inscription under the barque indicates.

Scarab Inscribed with Blessing Related to Amun (Amun-Re), Glazed steatite

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