Egyptian Steatite Scarab with Throne Name of Thutmosis III

GBP 250.00

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Object Description

A intricate ancient Egyptian white steatite scarab bearing the royal cartouche of Thutmosis III and a seated male figure. The syllabic hieroglyphs of the cartouche read as Men-Kheper- Re, the throne name of Thutmosis III. The seated figure is identified as male and wears a uraeus on his forehead. The scarab is pierced at each end to allow for suspension.

Date: Circa 1550 – 1292 BC
Period: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty

Object History

Provenance: Ex Mustaki Collection. The scarab comes from the Mustaki Collection. Mustaki was an avid collector in the early 20th century and his collection came to the UK under Egyptian licence in 1947. Many of his pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum and the Egyptian State Museum. This collection and this item has been catalogued by Carol Andrews (formerly Egyptian Department in the British Museum).

Object Condition

Condition: Very fine. Some natural encrustation.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x centimeters

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