Scarab Inscribed with a 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.).

Three signs are engraved on the base of this scarab: the solar barque, referring to the sun god, is placed underneath an eye and the hieroglyph for ‘blessed, venerated’. Thus, this inscription expresses a blessing related to the sun god, Amun or Amun-Re, and considers the owner to be blessed when the god watches over him or her.

Scarab Inscribed with a Blessing Related to Amun (Amun-Re), Egyptian Blue

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