Description This amulet should secure the everlasting stability and royal authority for Thutmose IV, whose throne name is in the cartouche, and provide a private owner with his royal patronage. One can speculate that scarabs with a royal name and this epithet were distributed during the foundation rituals of temples or monuments.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Throne name of King Thutmose IV in a cartouche combined with a wish formula: Men-kheperu-Re, / (whose) monuments are everlasting.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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