Description This scarab has a flat underside and an inscription on the bottom. The piece is incised with sunk relief details and is glazed. The design of the back is very detailed, with deeply incised thick lines and careful workmanship. This piece functioned as an individualized amulet and was originally mounted or threaded. The amulet should secure the divine status for the king (Thutmosis III) and provide a private owner with his royal patronage.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The Perfect God: /Men-kheper-Re.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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